A Papua New Guinea man described as a vampire has been arrested after allegedly murdering his young daughter by biting her neck, eating her flesh and drinking her blood, a report said today.
The grisly incident occurred on Wednesday at a settlement near Lae and was called by the police as “an act of cannibalism”.
According to Papua New Guinea’s POST COURIER, the local councilor John Kenny, who was one of the first on the scene, said the three-year-old child and her mother were visiting the father when he grabbed the girl and ran off into nearby bushes.
Kenny said the man allegedly held the toddler close to him, bit deep into her neck, ate the flesh and sucked her blood.
Two boys who were climbing a coconut tree nearby saw him and ran quickly to raise the alarm.
“He was just laughing at the boys and continued eating the flesh and sucking the blood,” Kenny told the newspaper.
When people arrived to investigate the man reportedly dumped the body in the bushes and ran away before being caught and turned over to police.
Papua New Guinea is a sprawling nation where black magic, sorcery and cannibalism sometimes occur.