Argentinian girl (16) 'gang raped and her eyes gouged out by her sister on the orders of a local pastor'
A teenage girl thought to be possessed by the devil has reportedly been raped by a group of men before having her eyes gouged out by her sister.
The attack occurred in the town of General Pinedo, in the north Argentine province of Chaco, according to the Mirror.
The girl is now the Perrando de Resistencia hospital.
Police have arrested the older sister, who is said to have claimed the local pastor ordered her to remove her sister’s eyes to cure her from possession by the devil.
She claimed that the religious centre, which provided her with a sharp knife, said she must be the one to remove the eyes of her sister in order to cure her.
Apparently, it was believed that because demons are afraid of pain, the ritual would drive out the devil.
It is also understood officers are about to arrest a group of men suspected of taking part in the alleged rape.
Police Commissioner Pablo Almiron said that the girl’s parents also believed she was possessed by the devil, saying she kept seeing animals like goats that were not there.
They reportedly asked the evangelic centre and its pastor to help them “cure her”.
Almiron 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."
Independent News Service