POM sorcery attack victim being treated: Dr

The elderly woman who was attacked today over sorcery claims between Nine-Mile and Gerehu is receiving medical treatment at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Head of the Emergency Department, Dr. Sam Yockopua, confirmed that she was brought in and has been attended to.

Dr Yockopua said the elderly woman sustained scratches and minor cuts to her body after being dragged on the ground. She also suffered a knife wound to the head.

He said she received minor burns which are not life threatening.

The ER Head said the woman will remain at the hospital and receive treatment and psychological support.

She is expected to remain at the hospital until she is in a stable condition.

(The old woman who was the unfortunate victim of sorcery accusation related violence)

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