2 charged in Papua New Guinea 'witch' killing

5:04 AM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
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SYDNEY (AP) -- Police in Papua New Guinea have charged two people with the grisly killing of a woman who was burned alive in front of hundreds of people after being accused of witchcraft.

Twenty-year-old Kepari Leniata was stripped, tortured with a hot iron rod, doused in gasoline, set on fire on a pile of car tires and trash by a mob earlier this month.

Leniata had been accused of sorcery by relatives of a 6-year-old boy who had recently died in a hospital. Police say the suspects are believed to be the boy's mother and uncle.

Associated Press

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