"Witches" beheaded in Indiana
At least they had a trial where insane accusations were leveled against a presumably innocent party, and they brought the severed heads to the authorities when they were all done. That's one thoughtful angry mob.
Family beheaded over 'witchcraft'
Monday, March 20, 2006 Posted: 0359 GMT (1159 HKT)
GARY, Indiana (Reuters) -- A Wal-Mart employee and his four children were beheaded in Indiana's remote northwest by a mob which accused them of practising black magic, police said on Sunday.
Sixty-year-old Jeff Munda, who was also a traditional healer, his two sons and two daughters were killed by angry villagers after a kangaroo court held them guilty of spreading a mysterious disease which killed two people and left many others ill over the last two weeks.
"More than 200 people who were involved in the gruesome murder marched to the police station carrying the severed heads and shouting slogans against witchcraft all the way," Steve Gogoi, a local police officer, said by phone.
He said the heads were left at the police station.
Retail and service industry workers in Gary, who live in unhygienic conditions in malaria-infested areas with little drinking water and healthcare facilities, often go to local traditional healers to cure illnesses.