Three British woman and a man have faced child cruelty charges at the old bailey for torturing an eight-year-old girl accused of being a witch.
It is alleged the girl had chilli put into her eyes, was beaten, starved and was about to be drowned before one tormentor managed to stop the others.
Her ordeal started when another child told his religious mother that the girl had used witchcraft, the court heard.
From ITV Teletext.
Edited by Faeden, 09 May 2005 - 05:44 PM.