(Independent) ‘Cannibal cult members’ arrested for murder, eating raw brains and making penis soup
ROB WILLIAMS FRIDAY 13 JULY 2012
The cult members believed that by eating alleged witch doctors’ body parts they would attain their spiritual powers, and become bullet-proof
Authorities in Papua New Guinea have arrested 29 members of a suspected cannibal cult accused of killing seven people before eating their brains and making soup from their penises.
The accused are alleged to have been part of a 1000-strong group which was formed to take on suspected witch doctors.
They believed their victims had all been involved in ‘sanguma’, or sorcery, and that they had been demanding sex and money from villagers in return for exercising their spiritual powers.
A Madang Police Commander, Anthony Wagambie, confirmed reports that the cult members had eaten the victims’ brains raw and had made soup from their penises.
“They don’t think they’ve done anything wrong; they admit what they’ve done openly,” Wagambie said.
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