One incident saw a young boy’s parents throwing him out of their home because they believed he was a “devil child,” while another child had his face bitten by his mother, who believed he was a “witch possessed by evil spirits.”
The claims were made by Project Violet, which is trying to stop faith-based abuse. The operation is being run by London’s Metropolitan Police. They say that 60 cases have already been recorded so far this year and is part of a worrying trend, which has seen a rapid rise in the number of cases that have been reported.
e Project Violet task force said there has been “a significant increase.”“You’ll get the actual physical abuse and injuries taking place, and in the worst-case scenario we’ve had some homicides as well,” said Detective Sergeant Terry Sharpe, from Project Violet.
“We’ve had a case within the last year where a nine-year-old boy had been called a devil child and thrown out of his address by his parents and was found by social services standing in his bare feet,” he added, the Press Association reported.
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