Mom prays after gouging out five-year-old daughter's eyes and eating her tongue, says 'demon in her has died'
The woman, reportedly suffering from mental health issues including depression, was arrested after the girl's grandfather saw blood rushing out of bathroom drain
A five-year-old was allegedly brutally killed by her own mother, who gouged out her eyes and also cut out her tongue and ate it. Josimare Gomes da Silva from Brazil allegedly carried out the brutality on Brenda Carollyne Pereira da Silva during a gruesome psychotic episode. The 30-year-old suspect, who is reportedly suffering from mental health issues including depression, was arrested at her home in the town of Sao Cristovao. The New York Post reported that Josimare was taken into custody after her daughter’s grandfather broke into the bathroom and witnessed the devastating scene.
Reports said that the grandfather took the action after seeing blood running from an outside drain after da Silva locked herself up inside the bathroom with the victim. When he forced the door of the bathroom open, he found the accused praying and the dead body of the little girl beside her. Newsflash said that Brenda was alive when Josimare allegedly attacked her using a pair of scissors. When the suspect was questioned by police, she reportedly gave a garbled statement in several languages, including Spanish. New York Daily News also stated that the accused said to the investigators that her daughter was possessed by a demon and the demon has died, not Brenda. The alleged killer mother also refused to accept that she took out her daughter’s eyes and ate her chopped tongue. Josimare has been held at a police station in Delmiro Gouveia and will soon be shifted to a women’s prison in Maceio while the case is probed.
In another incident, two starving kids in Ukraine were rescued by authorities after it was found they were allegedly forcefully fed meat of stray dogs to survive while living in a rat and cockroach-infested home. A four-year-old girl named Masha and her two-year-old brother were found at the house surrounded by heaps of rubbish. The kids’ grandmother also lived with them. They were rescued from the filthy apartment in Kharkiv, located in northeast Ukraine. Reports said that their 30-year-old mother, Lilia Granenko, used to kill the dogs and cook the meat to feed the two.
Reports also said that the kids used to live in their own feces after their toilet went out of order. The rat-infested home also had cockroaches that would "drop from the ceiling." "Cockroaches fall down from the ceiling in there and the stench makes you retch with disgust," a neighbor reportedly claimed. It has been said that the children were saved after neighbors informed the police. Granenko was arrested at the scene and, if found guilty, she could face at least five years in jail for neglecting her children. "The mother, grandmother, and the children relieve themselves right on the floor. I've seen a lot but never something like that," volunteer Yevgeny Zub, who filmed the police operation said.
The incident also prompted animal rights activists to arrive at the scene from where they saved four dogs. "The pooches are being killed in the apartment then cooked and eaten by the family," one activist identified only as Zub said. "A criminal case for malicious non-compliance with child-rearing obligations has been initiated against the mother," police spokesman Oleksandr Salo added.