Chinese Woman suffers burns in bid to exorcise “toad spirit”

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  • A 69-year-old woman in China, suffered second-degree burns during an exorcism to rid her of the “toad spirit”
  • Despite the injuries she acquired, the exorcist only gave her some ‘magic pills’ made from incense and told her not to go to the hospital
  • The woman passed out from high fever and had to be hospitalized; she later lodged a police report

A 69-year-old woman in Wenzhou city, Zhejiang, China, suffered second-degree burns during an exorcism to rid her of the “toad spirit” as per a story posted by The Star.

The victim identified as Cai asked help from a man named Chen, who claimed to be an exorcist, and his female disciple, Ye.

Ye said she heard weird noises coming from Cai’s throat every time she spoke and told her that she must be possessed by the “toad spirit.”

Both Chen and Ye lit paper effigies during the exorcism. According to them, the heat from the blazing pile would expel the spirit and told Cai to stand near it.

Apparently, Cai suffered burns on her hands, legs and stomach, because of the incident. However, despite the injuries she acquired, Ye only gave her some magic pills made from incense and told her not to go to the hospital. However, Cai passed out from high fever and had to be hospitalized. She later lodged a police report.

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Asia One, The Star