A 16-year-old teenager, Elizabeth Juarez, is currently battling for her life in a hospital after she was brutally gang-raped and her eyes gorged out by her elder sister during an alleged exorcism.
The horrific attack happened in the town of General Pinedo, in the north Argentine province of Chaco.
According to reports, her family said they had believed she was possessed by the devil, and were seeking to save her so at the end of the exorcism, was pinned down as her elder sister cut both her eyes out with a sharp knife given to her by a religious group.
The victim’s elder sister claimed that the local pastor ordered her to remove Juarez’s eyes in order to help drive out the evil things her sister was seeing.
The suspect who was arrested by the police said the devil was gaining access to her sister through her visions, and it was believed that because demons are terrified of pain, the act would drive out the devil.
Police officers are about to arrest a group of men suspected of taking part in the bizarre ritual and alleged rape.
The victim has been in the intensive care unit of the Perrando de Resistencia hospital where she was transferred to be treated for her terrible injuries.
Police commissioner, Pablo Almiron, said that the parents of the girl also believed she was possessed by the devil, and said she kept seeing animals like goats that were not there, and they had asked the evangelic centre and its pastor to help them “cure her”.
He said: “It is the first time in 22 years of my career in the police to have an event of this nature.
“The prosecutor has also said that it is the first time in his life. It is very difficult to explain that something like this could happen to a teenager.”