MEN who are prone to commit domestic violence when under the influence of liquor were urged to do away with liquor consumption and live a normal life.
Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Inspector Charles Edward Koto made the call following the liquor related domestic violence which led to the death of a woman at Kulu’ufi Hospital recently.
PPC Koto said the suspect who is the husband of the deceased has a track record of domestic violence.
“Those who are prone to committing domestic violence are more likely to continue with such an attitude under the influence of liquor.
“The suspect was confirmed under the influence of liquor when committing the crime,” he said.
With that, the PPC also appealed for men to show respect for women with proper treatment.
“It is very wrong for men to think of women as objects and abuse women whenever they wish.
“Women should be treated with the same respect as men where he said women deserve to be cared for and not be abused,” Koto added.
The PPC encourages those who witnessed domestic violence at home to report to police to ensure homes are safe for families.
By WILSON SAENI
Auki News Bureau