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Some members of a community in Tongatapu have called for urgent changes to make their village safer from youth violence after a 16-year-old boy reportedly died last night.
Victoria Langilangi said on Facebook her little brother Toni Jr Langilangi was allegedly attacked by some youth before he died at hospital.
She claimed the attackers were from the village of Ha’ateiho.
“We will get justice for you Toni”, she said.
The details of the incident were still unknown.
Some media commentators criticised what they perceived as a lack of action by authorities. They said complaints had been lodged after youth gang often disturbed peace in the community.
“Victoria Langilangi may you little brothers soul RIP”, a commenter wrote.
“Hope this is not a school feud. So sad Christy. No one deserves this especially a young boy with a whole future ahead of him…he’s younger than BJ Sincere condolences to your family, Christy; hoping fair justice will be served for your brother”, one commenter write.
“Love and prayers for the victim Toni Langilangi Jr (RIP) family. Rip to your dear brother hope you guy will get justice for him.
“This is just soooo sad I pray justice will be served”
Police could not be reached for comment.