23 May 2012

One killed and six houses set on fire in Uatulari

Radio Timor-Leste, May 22, 2012 language source: Tetun - One local resident was killed and six houses were set ablaze in Uatulari sub district, in the eastern district of Viqueque during the country's commemoration of Independence Restoration day on May 20, police have said.

Viqueque district Police Commander Justinho Menezes said the police had arrested four people who were suspected of being engaged in the killing and arson.

The commander confirmed that the suspects were being detained for investigation purposes.

According to him they will take these four suspects to Baucau District Court for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday (22/5). He explained that 20- year old man Cipriano Pinto alias Maumeta was killed after the arson attacks.

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