​Daughter pays tribute to late Dr Rongap Snr

The slain medical doctor was a humble and simple doctor for the children, says his family.

In a moving funeral service, late Doctor Alphonse Rongap Snr's daughter, Dr Violet Rongap, said her dad was a simple and down-to-earth doctor who respected all he knew.

She said many of his studies and courses he took and the profession he had gone through were all for his children.

"What he gained during his training whilst serving respective hospitals in the country were for the betterment of the children.

"And through this, he had a lot of friends. He was so simple and humble,” she said through tear-filled eyes.

People of all walks of life paid tribute to the late doctor at the indoor complex of the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae, Morobe Province, yesterday.

The late Dr was shot dead during an attempted robbery at the Backroad a fortnight ago while he was trying to drop off a friend.

According to his nephew and Assistant Commissioner of Police Peter Guinness, four suspects were arrested so far and charged for the death of the paediatrician.

There are others still on the run, including a Buimo CIS escapee.

He said the motive of the killing is not yet known but police are still investigating.

Guinness, who is also the divisional commander of the Northern Command, said the body will be repatriated this Thursday to Port Moresby and Friday, depart Wewak for Angoram, East Sepik Province. He'll be laid to rest on Sunday.


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