Posted 12 октября 2022, 15:57
Published 12 октября 2022, 15:57
Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:38
Updated 24 декабря 2022, 22:38
Wu Mei Hou, a 52-year-old Singaporean who claimed to be the human incarnation of an Indian goddess and tortured her followers, was charged with 50 counts, Today reports. Wu Mei Hou has been in detention since October 2020. She faced new charges last week, including forcing five people to eat feces and pulling teeth.
According to the prosecution, the woman acted as a "goddess" from 2012 to 2020, gathering a small sect of followers around her. The number of her alleged victims is 14 people. She forced five of them to swallow human feces "as punishment" and tortured one of her followers, a 43-year-old woman, by forcing her to jump from the second floor, which resulted in her breaking her ankles when she tried to pull her tooth out with pliers. thrusting scissors into her forearm, hitting her head with a bottle and pouring essential oils into her eye ...
In addition to physical abuse, Wu is also accused of extorting millions of dollars in cash under the guise of donations. So, one follower gave her 500,000 dollars to buy sacrificial cows, which was supposed to help atone for sins and improve her health. Subsequently, the same woman gave the "goddess" another 2.5 and 3.5 million dollars - for the construction of the temple and the expansion of her school.
The pre-trial hearing will take place on November 17. If found guilty of causing harm by ingesting a harmful substance, Wu could face up to 10 years in prison. The same term implies a charge of extorting large sums of money. In Singapore, caning can also be imposed for such crimes, but this punishment does not apply to women.
In May, another self-proclaimed "saint" was arrested in Thailand using similar methods. A 75-year-old man became the founder of a cult whose followers drank his urine and ate his feces. 11 people were found dead in the jungle camp.