An 18-year-old girl in Papua New Guinea chopped off her father’s head with a bush knife after he raped her repeatedly while they were alone in their home.
A local church leader, Pastor Lucas Kumi, said the entire community would refuse to allow the girl to be subjected to any official investigation.
“The people and leaders in our area went and saw the headless body of the father after the girl reported the incident to them and explained why she had killed her father," Kumi said.
The father raped his daughter when they were alone in the house after the mother and other two children went to visit relatives for the night.
"The father went to his daughter's room in the night and raped her repeatedly," Kumi said. "The father wanted to rape his daughter again in the morning and that was when the young girl picked up the bush knife and chopped her father's head off."
He said a ring of protection had been placed around the girl.
"The community have also agreed not to conduct any formal burial service for the father," Kumi said.