|
|
|
|
|
26nd Safarul Muzaffer 1436 | Sunday, Dec 21, 2014
Crime and Accident

Woman burned alive for sorcery

Thursday, 7 February 2013
Comments(0)
London, February 07:

A 20-year-old woman was tortured and burned alive after being accused of using sorcery to kill a boy in Papua New Guinea, BBC reported Thursday.

Kepari Leniata was stripped, tied up and doused in petrol by the boy's relatives in Mount Hagen in the Pacific Ocean island nation.

She was then thrown into a fire in front of hundreds of people. Police and firefighters were unable to intervene, the report said.

Police were treating the case as murder.

BBC said that in many parts of Papua New Guinea, deaths and mysterious illnesses were sometimes blamed on suspected sorcerers.

--IAns

Latest News

Efforts will be made to increase the number of Hindus: Togadia

A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat described India as a "Hindu rashtra", senior VHP leader Praveen ...

Akhilesh urges NRIs from UP to help in development of state

Noting that contribution from NRIs can change the picture of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh ...

Tihar inmates to get life insurance cover under Jan Dhan Yojna

Inmates of Delhi's high-security Tihar jail will soon get life and accidental insurance cover as the ...

Related News

11 prisoners commit suicide in Delhi jails in 3 years

Eleven prisoners, including the main accused in the December 16 gangrape case, committed suicide whi ...

Bomb blast in Manipur; three killed, four injured

At least two people have reportedly been killed and five others injured in a bomb blast that took pl ...

Two engineering college students drown in ...

Two engineering college students drowned while taking a bath in a channel near a check dam across Cauvery river at Jedar Palayam here on Sun ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26710 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think Lakhvi's re-arrest is a drama by Pak to keep India's mouth shut?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com