Sorcerers in Papua New Guinea 'killed and eaten' because they were over-chargingA total of 29 people have been accused of murdering 7 'sorcerers' and making soup from their organs.
The bizarre case involves members of a suspected cannibalistic cult who had set out to deal with witchdoctors accused of overcharging for their services. The cult believed that by consuming the brains and other organs of their victims they would themselves gain supernatural powers.
"They don't think they've done anything wrong; they admit what they've done openly," said police commander Anthony Wagambie. Law enforcement officials believe that the cult could consist of as many as 1000 members, all of whom may have consumed human flesh at some time or other over the last few years.