20 Feb 2013

Two arrested after woman burned alive

6:06 am on 20 February 2013

Two people in Papua New Guinea have been charged with burning alive a woman they accused of sorcery.

Kepari Leniata, 20, who was also known as Angelin, was doused in petrol and set on fire in Mount Hagen in the Western Highlands on 6 February before a crowd of onlookers.

Police have interviewed at least 40 people in connection with the incident.

Photos of the incident have been published in two national newspapers in PNG, showing hundreds of witnesses.

The accused were arrested on Thursday.