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Girl beheads father over alleged repeated rape

Girl, 18, justified for beheading father after he repeatedly

raped her in Papua New Guinea village: district leaders

Local leaders in the Dei District of the Western Highlands Province say the father

deserved to die for his “evil” crimes and that they will not turn his daughter over to

police following the discovery of his decapitated body Wednesday.

The 18-year-old told authorities she used a Tramontia bush knife, one pictured, to slice off her father’s head after he repeatedly raped her on Tuesday night and tried again Wednesday morning.

An 18-year-old girl claiming to have been repeatedly raped by her father in their Papua New Guinea village took matters into her own hands when she used a bush knife to slice off his head to thwart his latest attack.

Dei District leaders in the Western Highlands Province say the man’s grisly death is justified for his “evil” crimes and they will not turn his daughter over to police following the discovery of his decapitated body Wednesday.

“The daughter did what she did because of the trauma and the evil actions of her father so that is why we have all agreed that she remains in the community,” Rang leaders Max Pank and John Kay told the Post Courier.

The girl told authorities she used a Tramontia bush knife on Wednesday morning to decapitate her father after he raped her on Tuesday night while her mother and three siblings were away.

The father wanted to rape his daughter again in the morning inside the house and that was when the young girl picked up the bush knife and chopped her father’s head off,” Pastor Lucas Kumi told the Post.

“The people and leaders in our area went and saw the headless body of the father after the girl reported the incident to the leaders and the people and told her story of why she had killed her father,” he said.

The pastor and other community leaders have further agreed to not provide the girl’s father with a proper burial because of his accused crime.

Hundreds of bystanders watch as Helen Rumbali, a woman accused of witchcraft, was horrifyingly burned alive Feb. 6 in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea.

Hundreds of bystanders watch as Helen Rumbali, a woman accused of witchcraft, was horrifyingly burned alive Feb. 6 in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea.

Shockingly, while the incident of a father raping his own daughter is said to be a first in the Dei District, his beheading wasn’t the first in recent days.

RELATED: WITCH HUNTS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA LINKED TO JEALOUSY

The man’s horrific execution comes one week after a former teacher was beheaded and three other villagers tortured in the same Western Highlands province after being accused of witch craft.

The 40-something woman’s body was savagely burned in Mount Hagen while her older sister and two teenage nieces were repeatedly slashed with knives, the AP reported.

The attack came just four months after another woman was similarly tied up and burned alive also for crimes of witch craft.

“There’s no doubt that there are really genuine beliefs there, and in some circumstances that is what is motivating people: the belief that if they don’t kill this person, then this person is going to continue to bring death and misfortune and sickness on their village,” Miranda Forsyth, a lawyer at Australian National University, told the AP of the victims’ accused crimes.

The United Nations has documented hundreds of cases of violence in Papua New Guinea involving claims of sorcery.

Until only last month did they go with impunity, thanks to the country’s recently repealed Sorcery Act.

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