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GOVERNMENT DENOUNCES DEATH OF CHINESE SHOP-OWNER

Crime scene at White Angel

The Government denounces the brutal nature of the death of a female Chinese national in Honiara yesterday and vows to bring the perpetrator(s) to face the full force of law.

“The Government’s law enforcement institutions will not rest until those responsible are caught and punished,” the statement said.

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force investigators were prompt to pronounce, after initial investigations, the death was ‘suspicious.

According to Police, the 44-year old deceased met her fate on the morning of Tuesday 13 April when she arrived to open her shop for business at the White Angel building in the heart of Honiara city.

Her body was discovered in the shop covered with blood behind locked doors when her husband with assistance from another person gained entry into the shop.

“The Government denounced the act as grossly senseless and unacceptable,” the statement said, adding, “the full weight of the law will apply to whoever is responsible for the suspicious death”.

The Government conveys its sincere condolences to the family during this devastating time.

Meanwhile, the Honiara City Council also condemned the suspicious death describing it as not acceptable.

A media statement says, such an act is not acceptable and encourages the public to assist the Police in its investigation into the tragic incident.

It says anyone who has nothing to do in the city is urged to go back to their Provinces to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience that may affect everyone in Honiara.

It hopes that those involved in the suspicious death be brought to justice and face the full force of law.

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