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Sorcery claims lead to PNG murder | Pacific Beat

Sorcery claims lead to PNG murder

Sorcery claims lead to PNG murder

Updated 8 February 2013, 19:56 AEDT

There's been yet another barbaric sorcery killing in Papua New Guinea.

A young women was doused in petrol and burnt alive on a main street in one of the country's biggest towns. Her murderers accused her of using black magic to kill a young boy. Such incidents are not uncommon in PNG where the belief in sorcery is widespread. It's even a legally recognised phenomenon and one expert says the law needs to be changed to reduce the number of killings.

Presenter: Liam Fox

Speaker: Ramcy Wama, Post-Courier newspaper

Father Franco Rozzo, Catholic priest and sociologist

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