Steven Tari ,a cult leader known as “Black Jesus”, who was suspected of cannibalism, has been chopped to death in a remote Papua New Guinea village, reports said.
Steven Tari, a convicted Molester, had been on the run since escaping from a prison in Madang in the Pacific nation’s east during a mass break-out with 48 others in March this year.
Provincial police commander Sylvester Kalaut told the press that Tari and another man had been attacking a young woman when a group of angry villagers surrounded the pair and killed them.
Kalaut said the body of the girl was found dumped beside the road.
Tari was notorious on the island for trapping dozens of women into slavery. He reportedly called them his “flower girls.”
Before his arrest in 2010 and conviction on four counts of rape, Tari had thousands of followers on the Oceanic island.
PNG is a sprawling nation where black magic, sorcery and cannibalism sometimes occur.