A self-described “vampire” was arrested in Papua, New Guinea earlier this month after he bit his three-year-old daughter on the neck and drank her blood. The incident, which happened near the village of Lae, is being called an act of cannibalism.
Local councilor John Kenny, who was first to attend the scene, tells the PNG Post Courier that the three-year-old toddler and her mother were visiting the father when the bizarre incident happened.
Kenny says the father, Eric Rex, took the baby from the mother, jumped the fence and ran towards a nearby settlement and into the bushes. The father held the toddler close to him, bit deep into her neck, ate her flesh and sucked her blood. Two boys who were climbing a coconut tree nearby witnessed the crime and ran to alert people.
“He was just laughing at the boys and continued eating the flesh and sucking the blood,” Kenny says. “They were scared and ran quickly to alert the people.”
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The father, alleged to be possessed, was arrested by police and detained, awaiting charges. According to police, he would be charged for willful murder and cannibalism.
Papua, New Guinea, is known for acts of black magic, sorcery and other practices, not common in the modern world, according to The Inquisitr. Though those practices are not uncommon, murder of any kind is still illegal in the country.
In 2011, another man was found eating his newborn son as part of a sorcery initiation ceremony in Papua. Last year, local police also arrested crowds of people who participated in an act of cannibalism as part of a cult. At least seven people were killed in that act. After killing them, the group then ate the victims’ brains before turning their penises into soup.