Sorcery related killings are slowly becoming a norm in our society as just last week, 4 women were swiftly rescued by Police in Southern Highlands Province after they received an anonymous SOS call to Taiamo Village.
According to Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector Daniel Yangen, the 4 women were rescued by his men but unfortunately one had succumbed to her injuries and died just as they were about to perform first aid.
“10 men were involved in the torture and so far we have apprehended 1 out of the 10 but the identities of all suspects are known and it’s only a matter of time before we nab them,” Yangen said.
The prime suspect was apprehended and is a teacher from the local school in the Village.
At the moment a police manhunt is underway to apprehend the 9 other suspects involved in the heinous act. CIP Yangen added that they would have apprehended all suspects at the time his men had intervened at the scene but the village councilor had stopped his men due to his belief in rumors that the women being tortured were attempting to eat the heart of his wife.
“My men should have taken the suspects into custody but were barred by the village councilor claiming that the 4 women were “Sangumas” out to eat his wife’s heart. We have now taken him also into custody as well,” the CIP said.