Fri, Jun 14, 2013 - Page 9 News List

Witch hunts reflect economic divide: pretexts to attack the rich

By Rod McGuirk  /  AP, CANBERRA

Papua New Guinean Police Senior Inspector Cletus Tsien would not speculate on the motive for the crime.

“We know that this family was wealthy. We know that maybe there were bits and pieces of jealousy. We know they were accused of sorcery ... but there’s no concrete evidence as to which factor contributed to the death of the late woman,” Tsien said.

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