|dethalternate||Date: Thursday, 19-July-2012, 4:12 PM | Message # 1|
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|Sorcerers in Papua New Guinea 'killed and eaten' because they were over-charging |
Twenty-nine people accused of being members of an alleged cannibal cult have been arrested in Papua New Guinea for killing seven suspected sorcerers, eating their brains raw.
"They don't think they've done anything wrong; they admit what they've done openly," said the police commander of Madang province, Anthony Wagambie. Cult members reportedly wanted to weed out witchdoctors who charged excessive sums for services such as casting out evil spirits. By eating their victims' organs, they believed they would themselves gain supernatural powers, Mr Wagambie told the Associated Press news agency.
Mr Wagambie said the cult had 700 to 1,000 members in the remote interior in the north-east. All of them might have eaten human flesh, he said.
One MP, Ken Fairweather, told a radio station "nearly everybody" still believed that black magic was used to curse, poison and kill. "There's even political leaders today [who] are terrified of puripuri, absolutely terrified.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.independent.co.uk/news....74.html