WITCH DOC­TOR HELD FOR KILLING THREE TOD­DLERS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

YANGON: A self-de­clared healer in Myan­mar has been ar­rested for beat­ing three chil­dren to death, po­lice said on Mon­day. The man claimed an eight­month-old baby and two tod­dlers were pos­sessed by the devil and there­fore con­ducted an ex­or­cist rit­ual un­der the eyes of the par­ents. In­ves­ti­ga­tions are still on­go­ing, po­lice said. Hospi­tal per­son­nel in Twante town alerted po­lice about the witch doc­tor af­ter an­other lit­tle girl who had been beaten came to the hospi­tal cov­ered in bruises. Re­ports said the sus­pect con­fessed to the beat­ing. – dpa

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