A 13-year-old girl suffocated after she was strapped down and doused with water by her father and a monk who were trying to expel an “evil spirit”, Japanese police said Tuesday.
Fifty-six-year-old monk Kazuaki Kinoshita and the girl’s 50-year-old father Atsushi Maishigi were accused of what police described as “waterfall service”: strapping the victim Tomomi Maishigi to a chair and dousing her face with water. News reports said the two men poured water over her as an “exorcism” with the father holding the girl down while the monk chanted sutras.
Waterboarding (basically) a child to death. Classy. Maybe US forces should call it exorcism the next time they waterboard a prisoner…