South Sudanese Community Association Victoria chair Achol Marial told media Aguer’s devastated mother collapsed when police told her the news.
A teenage South Sudanese boy is dead and a 21-year-old man is in hospital with stab wounds after separate gang fights involving knives in the western suburbs.
Aguer Akech, 17, was found by police in Street of Melbourne, just after 1.30am. It is believed he had stab wounds and died at the scene.
17 years old Aguer Akech was beaten to death by ‘South Sudan gangs’ according to Ajang Deng Chiengkou.
His mother was arranging for his process to take him to Africa to take him away from gangs who wanted to kill him but unfortunately the system delayed.
“Christmas has been torn apart. It won’t seem like Christmas any more,” Ms Marial said.
“She was devastated. She was in shock and left unconscious afterwards. She had to be taken to a Melbourne hospital.”
Homicide detectives interviewed 10 males in relation to the death.
All had been released on Sunday night pending further inquiries.
Police said the circumstances surrounding the death were still being investigated.