17 Nov 2003

PNG police probe killing of raped child

4:21 pm on 17 November 2003

Police in Papua New Guinea are investigating the rape and murder of a young girl whose naked body was found near a school in Port Moresby at the weekend.

PNG media reports say a youth has been taken into custody in connection with the death.

It' s believed the child was raped and then battered to death with a rock.

The girl's relatives are reported to have burnt down the home of the young man in police custody.