Government establishes inquiry into university violence

The Papua New Guinea government has established a commission of inquiry into the recent violence at the nation's university campuses which led to the death of a student and the torching of buildings at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, writes Joy Kisselpar for ABC News.

The Commission of Inquiry into Campus Violence will be chaired by retired judge Justice Andrew Warwick. In a statement, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said the inquiry would be essential in helping to understand the violence, and help prevent similar incidents in the future.

The students have been demanding that O'Neill, who is being investigated for corruption, step aside, and they have been boycotting classes as part of their campaign. The undergraduate killed at the campus in Lae, the country's second-largest city, was reportedly targeted amid student disagreements over whether to continue the boycotts.
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