I really didn’t know what to make of this but it seemed interesting (?) so I figured I would just share it.
- The woman was accused of killing child and feasting on its heart
- She was stripped, burned with hot iron and had ear clipped off with pliers
- But as she was about to be burned at a stake police arrived to rescue her
- Witnesses claimed she appeared to feel no pain as torture went on
An accused witch who was tortured with red hot irons and a pair of pliers told police she escaped from the clutches of several of her attackers by fighting back and eating their hearts.
Police in Papua New Guinea are still investigating the claims of the woman who, witnesses said, appeared to show no pain despite the torture she had endured.
Accused by villagers of earlier killing a child and eating the youngster’s heart, the middle aged woman was hunted down, stripped – and the torture began.
Red hot iron rods were applied all over her body, she was stabbed in the chest and her left ear was snipped off with a pair of pliers.
Witnesses who watched the torture said the woman had also lost a tooth – but during the attack she shouted at the gang that she had killed several of their friends and eaten their hearts after they tried to assault her.
‘People who saw this were stunned,’ the witness told the newspaper. The observer also said the woman had told her attackers the names of the people she had killed and butchered.
The incensed crowd were about to burn the woman to death – a punishment that has been handed out to other suspected sorcerers in Papua New Guinea – when police arrived and saved her from her fate.
The incident occurred less than a month after a deranged father killed his young daughter in another part of the country and drank her blood from a hideous wound he inflicted in her neck with a machete.
Sorcery is widespread in remote villages in the country and the government has recently introduced tough new laws to deal with it.
But officials have admitted that stamping out the practice is likely to take years.
Culled from dailymail.co.uk