A mentally ill woman has been clubbed to death by a religious team during a deliverance session where they tried to exorcise demons from her body.
The woman was said to have been ‘possessed by Satan’, and it was decided the best way to deal with the problem was to yell religious passages at her while hitting her with the sticks.
A report by the Morocco World News disclosed that the woman’s relatives took her to an exorcist after they concluded that she was really “possessed by the devil” on Friday, May 9, 2015.
The unidentified woman finally died after continuous sessions of exorcism performed by a “fqih” (exorcist) in Douar Beni Salah in the Tetouan region of Morocco.
It was gathered that she was in her 40s and a mother of eight.
Report from Moroccan local newspaper said, “Sadly, the poor woman could not withstand the continuous sessions of torture by the exorcist – believed to expel jinns (demons) from the allegedly possessed woman.
“To cast out the evil spirit from her body, the Fqih loudly recited incantations and passages from the Koran, the holy book of Islam.
“With the help of four of his assistants, the Fqih hit her with a stick all over her body in order to “force the evil spirit” to leave her.
“The fqih and his assistants were reportedly arrested and an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the death.”