Peru: Woman accused of witchcraft beaten to death in La Libertad

A 68-year-old woman was beaten to death by a group of citizen patrol members (called “ronderos”) in the La Libertad region of Peru. The group reportedly killed her because they suspected that the woman was using black magic to kill her own son.

La Republica reports that the woman, Elesmira Zárate, was held by the ronderos for two days and forced to undergo punishment, including physical abuse and being forced to walk for substantial distances.

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