Family Kills 2-Year-Old in Exorcism Ritual

candlesA 2-year-old was killed by her own family members this weekend -- reportedly from an exorcism ritual gone horribly wrong. The family was supposedly heavily involved in the occult and had been convinced that the toddler girl was possessed. The parents, six other family members, and a maid subjected the girl to an exorcism ritual that lasted some 20 hours.

An uncle of the girl had noticed the household disappear into a room at 2:00 a.m. Neighbors noticed family members praying and burning red packets in front of the house earlier. But by the time someone finally called the police and help arrived, it was too late. Some of the family members were found restraining the child with their entire bodies and the girl had suffocated.

This tragedy took place in Malaysia, but the parents were middle-class educated people. The father of the toddler is an engineer for a multinational company and the mother is an alternative medicine practitioner. How did they get in so deep with a spiritual practice that would lead them to kill their own child? Or that a child could be possessed in the first place? It's so odd that eight family members and their maid were involved in this.

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Those of us who have lived with a 2-year-old know they can be exasperating and willful. They're irrational and they throw tantrums -- and sometimes we're not even sure what they're so upset about. But of all the horrific cases of abuse, this has to be the weirdest lens I've seen anyone use to interpret a toddler's bratty behavior. Possessed? You've got to be kidding me.

You don't need an exorcism to manage your 2-year-old. You don't need to burn candles and you don't need a special ritual. You just need patience, empathy, and love. I'm so sorry these parents couldn't see their daughter for who she was, just a typical toddler.

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regen... regenbogenpilz

religion...always killing someone. 

Gopal Kerishnan

Educated idiots who don't believe in GOD. They must be hanged for the murder.

nonmember avatar 1Malaysian

All people are searching for infinity because they know that life on Earth is limited. Education does not ensure a wise, enlightened, open mind. Then there is also the mental disease factor.

Maias... MaiasMommy619

That is matter how educated they may be..they still are idiots in my book!

marie... mariesmama

maybe the child acted possesed because shes 2 my child has bit, kicked me in the face, breaking my glasses, hit, she also screams like a banshee when you tell her no ive learned staying calm calms her getting upset makes her giggle which of course makes me more upset

Shopa... Shopaholic79

How in the world could they possibly think a sweet, innocent child is posessed? What is really wrong with some people?

nonmember avatar god servant

our material knowledge is very shallow to understand about this so call possessed. those with spiritual or god conscious awareness can disclose about it very logically. we must pray for the victims and render guide to them back to god conscious awareness.

nonmember avatar Noreen

Stupid, ignorant and superstitious people. Imagine the fear of the little one at the last moment of her short life. Parents who should be protecting her and love her are the ones inflicting such cruelty to her.

easun... easunshine

How very bizarre. At no point would 7 adults be necessary to hold down a 2 year old unless there really was some strange inhuman'd think, right? Bizarre.

nonmember avatar KarinJune

I have three kids. ALL 2 yr olds are possessed. Possessed by the knowledge that they are their own person and no one will let them make any decisions. I found giving my kids the choice - this one or that on - made them feel more in control and stopped the tantrums.

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