In Paupa New Guinea, aboriginal people still believe in sorcery. And as any good culture believes, you mainly deal with witches by burning them. But in Paupa New Guinea, now they have used tires and gasoline to throw on the witches because that makes them burn better.
From the Telegraph here:
A young mother accused of sorcery was stripped naked, doused with petrol and burned alive in Papua New Guinea because she was allegedly a sorceress.
The woman, Kepari Leniata, 20, was reportedly tortured with a branding iron and tied up, splashed with fuel and set alight on a pile of rubbish topped with car tyres.
She was torched by villagers who claimed she killed a six-year-old boy through sorcery, with police outnumbered by onlookers and unable to intervene.
A fire truck that responded to the incident, was also chased away.
Police said they were treating the torching as murder and preparing charges against those responsible.
There is a widespread belief in sorcery in the poverty-stricken Pacific nation where many people do not accept natural causes as an explanation for misfortune, illness, accidents or death.
In 1971, the country introduced a Sorcery Act to criminalise the practice.
“Sorcery and sorcery-related killings are growing and the government needs to come up with a law to stop such practice,” Piso told The National.
You can’t judge another culture, especially one that is so full of brown people. Who knows, maybe she really was a witch, and if their culture demands they die, then so be it. All I know is if you outlaw burning witches, only outlaws will burn witches. Time for some serious witch control over there.