PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Black magic may have driven a Cambodian couple to bite off their daughter's thumb nails and suck her blood, officials said Sunday.What, you don't have any laws regarding child abuse in Cambodia? Or assault?
Chheng Chhorn, 46, and Srun Yoeung, 37, attacked their 12-year-old child before dawn on Thursday while she was still asleep, biting off her thumb nails and a small part of her nose to drink her blood, said Keo Norea Phy, a police official in Kampong Cham province where the incident occurred.
Neighbors rushed to the couple's house and rescued the girl after hearing her screams, he said.
After treatment at a hospital in Kampong Cham, about 50 miles east of Phom Penh, the girl was placed in the custody of other villagers. Relatives had taken her parents to a black magic healer to chase away the evil spirit that was believed to have possessed them, the police official said.
"We, the police, just have no idea what offense to charge them with," Keo Norea Phy said.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Weird and Disgusting
I occasionally post what I consider weird news on this blog, because I am interested in such things. But this one goes beyond weird into the realm of stupid and disturbing: