Category Archives: Guyana

Sangeeta’s funeral divides community (Guyana)

Staebroek News (Guyana), Gaulbert Sutherland, April 2, 2010

‘Nobody felt for her, nobody cared for her’

Cummings was the pastor at the funeral, who performed the “exorcism” on Sunday. The teen’s grandmother, Chaitranie Ramotar had said that on that day, claiming that Persaud was demon-possessed, Cummings and several church members “treated” the girl for hours by pounding her stomach until she bled. She died later that day at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.   Continue reading

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Exorcism pastor says he did nothing wrong

Staebroek News (Guyana) April 5, 2010

The pastor at the centre of an exorcism of 14-year-old Sangeeta Persaud who subsequently died said he did nothing wrong and labelled newspaper reports surrounding the teenager’s death as “totally untrue”.

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