Five-year-old girl suffers severe burns during ‘deliverance’


A five-year-old girl has suffered extensive burns while she was undergoing deliverance rituals from alleged demons that had made her stubborn.

Two sisters reportedly tied down and burned the girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her of a demon causing her to misbehave, police said.

The women also threatened to cut off the head of the girl’s eight-year-old brother with a machete, authorities said.

The boy said his sister was tied down on at least two occasions while the sisters blew fire over her face and cut her on the arm and in the collar area with a needle-like object, drawing blood, according to police.

The victim also testified that the women poured over her eyes a “substance that stung.”

The incident happened in Brockton area of Massachusetts, United States of America.

Peggy LaBossiere, 51, and Rachel Hilaire, 40, of East Bridgewater, denied…

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