3 Jan 2015

Couple killed in PNG for allegedly practising sorcery

7:30 am on 3 January 2015

In Papua New Guinea, an elderly couple from Okapa block at Six-Mile settle in the capital's northeast was brutally killed on New Years Day for allegedly practising sorcery.

Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bawa told the Post Courier that the murders of the couple are inhumane, unwarranted and unacceptable.

He said the suspects are understood to be from the same block as the couple and investigations are being carried out.

Mr Bawa said the bodies are now at the Port Moresby General Hospital morgue.

Sorcery-related killings had been frequent in the Highlands region last year but this is the time first time such killings have been reported in the capital Port Moresby.