Chile arrests 4 accused of burning `antichrist` baby in rite

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 22:59

Santiago (Chile): Chilean police have arrested four people accused of burning a baby alive in a ritual.

Police said today that they burned the days-old baby in a bonfire in November because the leader of the rite believed that the end of the world was near and the toddler was the antichrist.

The mother of the baby allegedly had approved the sacrifice.

Authorities say the 12-member sect was formed in 2005 and was led by 35-year-old Ramon Gustavo Castillo, who remains at large.

Police say Castillo was last seen travelling to Peru to buy ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew plant that he used to control the members of the rite.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 22:59

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