Until the 1800s the all the Bataks were cannibals. They were converted to Christianity and are now 100% Christian with animistic overtones. Fascinating people.
What follows is what happened to any criminal (or suspected criminal) in the old cannibal days.
On the suitable trial date, the prisoner is taken before the elders and the king and the shaman and put on trial. He is found guilty, allowed a last meal from the table in the centre (only corn and greens as he is considered no better than the animals) and then is led to the adjacent execution place.