Devil worshippers in Pereira have convinced a 14-year-old and other local youths to commit suicide, charged the president of the western Colombian city’s Peace Judges Association.
Some 30 Satanic sects have infiltrated educational establishments in Pereira, the capital of the department of Risaralda, seeking to spread their message and win new converts, alleged the association president, Eissenhouer Zapata, in an interview with Caracol Radio.
One of their beliefs is that suicide is the culminating moment of the rites, thus various minors have taken their lives in the region in recent months by slitting their wrists, charged Zapata.
He gave the example of a 14-year-old boy who hung himself from a beam in his house, leaving behind a letter explaining that his objective was to meet with the Superior Being.
Zapata did not explain why satanic sects eager to expand would encourage their converts to kill themselves.