Police in Vava’u, Tonga Island confirmed a 17 year old has died this morning June 18 after he was axed to death by a 27 year old man.
The two men are cousins and according to Radio Tonga reports the 27 year old is a psychotic and was arrested and charged with murder.
Police responded to a call at 6:00am and found the young man to have died in the scene after an argument between him and his sister who was just arrived home.
The accused, holding an axe in his hands confronted his sister. The sister called the victim for help and in his attempt to take away the axe from the accused he slipped and fell down. The accused immediately struck him three times on his neck and allegedly killed him immediately.
The accused whose name was not released is in police custody and appeared today at the Magistrate Court.
In April, Vava’u Police arrested a man in relation to the death of a young man who died in a machete attack in a village hall in Vava'u. The alleged killer was said to be a psychotic.