Teenagers charged with withcraft

Two teenagers dug up a grave, stole a skull and hid it as part of a plan to practice witchcraft, Fijian authorities claimed.

The teenagers, aged 17 and 19, were due to appear in court today charged with unlawfully disturbing a grave and “pretending to exercise witchcraft”.

A statement from Fiji Police claims that last November the unnamed teenagers dug up the grave of a 60-year-old man who had died four years earlier and then hid the skull under a tree about a mile away.

The Fiji Times newspaper reported the dead man’s brother alerted police in the town of Savusavu to the incident this week. The Times said the charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail.

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