Woman suffocated with garlic during bizarre 'exorcism'
Hanoi - Vietnamese police have arrested a pop singer in Hanoi
after he killed a woman in an "exorcism," state media reported
Nguyen Viet Cuong, 40, a little known singer of Vietnamese pop music,
went to a friend's house for a party early Monday morning where he
and other guests consumed an unspecified narcotic, the Tuoi Tre
Suffering from hallucinations, Cuong became convinced that a
20-year-old woman, identified only as H by police, was possessed by
an "evil spirit" and began forcing garlic cloves down her throat to
exorcise the spirit.
Police later discovered 33 cloves in the woman's windpipe,
determining the cause of death as suffocation. Cuong remains in
detention pending an investigation.