Three-year-old Malaysian girl killed in exorcism ritual
Posted by doctore0 on August 8, 2012
Religion in progress AKA Insane madness;
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Aug 6, 2012): A three-year-old girl was apparently smothered to death by eight people during an exorcism ritual here on Sunday night.
The toddler, identified only as Choy, died after being pinned down by her parents, relatives and the family maid with their bodies during a ritual ostensibly to chase away evil spirits in the family.
The child was already dead when police, responding to a distress call received from the child’s uncle, stormed into the master-bedroom on the upper floor of the family house in Taman Bukit Minyak here at about 10pm.
Central Seberang Perai district police chief ACP Azman Abd Lah said the police team found the family members covered underneath a blanket and in the dark.
“At that time, they were performing the ritual by pinning down the little girl with their bodies,” he told reporters here today.
Azman said the policemen quickly pulled out the victim who was trapped underneath the relatives.
The child’s body was still warm but she was already dead, believed from asphyxia.
Police then detained all eight suspects, aged between 16 and 67, including the victim’s parents, her grandmother, uncle and aunt, two cousins and the maid.