Girl beaten and burnt in exorcism ritual

Malaysia: A 10-year-old girl who was bound, beaten and burnt for a month as part of an exorcism ritual escaped on Monday after picking the lock on the chain around her ankle.

The girl, who had burn marks on both hands, bruises on her face believed to be from being punched, swollen wrists and also fractured ribs, was rushed to the hospital by a neighbour.

Police were later called in and a relative was arrested 24 hours later when he surrendered at a police station.

The relative started performing the exorcism rituals on her shortly after a medium told him that she was an unlucky omen for the family.

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