Friday, April 26, 2013

Pinay gang-raped by 10 armed men in Papua New Guinea

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed reports of a Filipina gang-raped by 10 armed men in Papua New Guinea last week.

DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez told InterAksyon that the Philippine embassy in Port Moresby, capital of PNG, has been informed that the case is still under investigation.

"The embassy is coordinating with the authorities in Papua New Guinea to determine what happened," he added.

The victim, who requested for privacy, was with her Australian friend when a group of men broke at a house on the outskirts of Mount Hagen in PNG's Western Highlands.

The man, identified as Robert Purdy, 62, of Melbourne, was subsequently shot dead by the suspects.

An American woman, who visits PNG often, suffered the same fate in after less than a week as nine armed men hacked off her hair with a bush knife, tied her husband naked to a tree, and brutally gang-raped her for 20 minutes.

The woman was on her fifth visit to the country and was conducting research on exotic birds and climate change on the remote island off the country's northern coast.

PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill condemned the horrific attack as the "cowardly act of animals."

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