A married couple from the central Russian city of Voronezh have been charged with murdering their daughter in an attempt to exorcise her of demons, media reports said on Thursday.
Reports say that 25-year-old Alexandra, a mother of two, confessed to her parents during Orthodox Christmas (January 7) that she heard voices in her head and suspected she had been possessed by “unclean spirits.”
RIA Novosti reports that the girl’s parents made her drink five liters of holy water. When she could not drink it all they restrained her and poured the rest into her mouth.
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They then jumped up and down on her body until she died.
Investigators say the parents expected their daughter to be resurrected after the expulsion of the demons.