Solomon Islands arson retaliation for claims of sorcery - police

11:21 am on 3 September 2019

The police in Solomon Islands are investigating an arson in Malaita Province they say was retaliation for claims of sorcery.

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Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins

Charles Koto from the Auki Police Station said people in Waisisi Villiage in West Are'Are were able to put out the fire which partly destroyed a house.

Mr Koto said it's thought the owner of the house was blamed for causing a number of deaths in the village by sorcery.

He said the owner and their family have been relocated for their safety.

Two suspects have been identified.