Nicaragua woman burnt on a fire in exorcism ritual

A young woman in an isolated part of Nicaragua has died a week after being tied up and allegedly thrown on a fire in an exorcism ritual.

Family members told local media that Vilma Trujillo had been attacked by four people led by a man who said he was an evangelical pastor.

Juan Rocha denied burning Mrs Trujillo, saying evil spirits had suspended her above the fire and then dropped her.

Relatives found Mrs Trujillo, 25, hours later with severe burns.

The police have arrested Mr Rocha and a number of other people allegedly involved in the attack.

The victim’s husband, Reynaldo Peralta Rodriguez, said the mother-of-two was taken inside a church last week when members thought she was possessed after allegedly trying to attack people with a machete, the Associated Press reports.

Read more: BBC.

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