The 20 female students from the PNG University of Technology (PNGUOT) who were caught in a recent raid attack by thefts have been moved to a safer location.
According to PNGUOT Vice Chancellor Dr Ora Renagi, the incident happened last Thursday night at the Rainforest Guest House.
Dr Renagi said, the 20 female students were accommodated by the institute to stay there because the Institute’s female dormitories were full.
“We provided accommodation for the 20 female students at the Rain Forest Guest House because all the female dorms were full. The guest house is near the school staff houses and we also provided full-on security service for the girls,” Dr Renagi said.
He said, the thieves stormed through the doors and stole mobile phones and laptops belonging to the female students.
“One female student sustained a head injury after she refused to hand over her phone and computer to the thieves. She was sent to the hospital to get treated for the injury and is recovering back at school,” Mr Renagi advised.
The police were alerted and attended to the incident after the alarm was raised.
VC Dr Renagi said, they are yet to receive a report from the University security.
Meanwhile, the girls presented a petition last Friday that was received by the VC to address the relocation of accommodation and also a list of items stolen.
Dr Renagi stated that they have already relocated two girls each to vacant staff houses along with two security guards posted at each house.