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Black Jesus Taken Down by Angry Villagers

blackjesusBlack Jesus has left the building. Via machete.

BBC News:

A notorious cult leader known as “Black Jesus” has been killed by villagers in Papua New Guinea, police say.

Steven Tari had been on the run since escaping from prison in the northern town of Madang earlier this year.

He was killed at a remote village outside the town on Thursday, a senior police official told local media.

Tari had been serving a lengthy prison term after being convicted in 2010 of raping girls and young women who belonged to his Christian-based sect.

A former bible student, he was also accused of cannibalism although he was only tried for rape, AFP news agency reports.

Provincial police chief Sylvester Kalaut said Tari and one of his followers were attacking a woman, tricked into joining the cult, when villagers from Gal surrounded and killed them.

The National newspaper says he was “chopped to death”.

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