Chile Newborn ‘Dies in Sect Ritual’
Police in Chile have arrested four people accused of burning a newborn baby to death in a “healing ritual”.
Those arrested include the mother of the child, and the suspects are said to be members of a religious sect.
The three-day old baby was thrown into a bonfire in November in the town of Colliguay because the group reportedly considered it an antichrist.
Their alleged leader, Ramon Gustavo Castillo Gaete, has been on the run since February.
Mr Castillo Gaete, who was known as “Antares from the Light”, considered himself a god and believed the world was about to end on 21 December 2012, authorities say.
He is thought to be the father of the murdered baby.