Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Police Arrest British Man With 6 Roasted Human Babies Used For Black Magic Ritual
A British citizen has been arrested in
Bangkok after six foetuses were found
stuffed into travel bags. Hok Kuen Chow, 28,
a Briton born in Hong Kong of Taiwanese
parents, was held in the city’s Yaowarat
area after police received a tip-off.
He is suspected of trying to smuggle the
foetuses – from two to seven months –
back to Taiwan to sell to wealthy customers
Chow has reportedly admitted buying the
bodies, which had been roasted dry and
painted in gold leaf, for 200,000 baht
Back in Taiwan he could have sold them for
six times that amount to rich clients who
believe the foetuses will bring them good
fortune. ‘The bodies are between the ages
of two and seven months,’ said Wiwat
Kumchumnan, of the police’s children and
women protection unit.
‘Chow said he planned to sell the foetuses to
clients who believe they will make them
lucky and rich. ‘Some were found covered
in gold leaf.’
Police said the bodies also had a variety of
religious decoration and tattoos on them.
It was not clear yesterday where the
bodies, which had been stored in six travel
bags, came from or who had handed them
over to Chow.
It is possible they had undergone the grisly
Thai practice ‘Kuman Thong’, in which
unwanted babies are surgically removed
from their mother’s womb before being
subjected to a ceremonial ritual.
Instead of being buried, the bodies are
roasted dry and covered with a lacquer
before being painted with gold leaf.
Chow, who was arrested on suspicion of
being in possession of human remains, was
staying at a hotel in a backpacker area in
Bangkok when he was detained.
Police had received a tip-off that foetus
corpses were being offered to wealthy
clients through a website advertising black
magic services. Black magic rituals are still
practised in Thailand, where street-side
fortune tellers offer ceremonies to reverse
Chow faces one year in prison and a 2,000
baht (£40) fine if he is found guilty.
In November 2010, health inspectors found
2,000 foetuses on a building site by a
monastery in Bangkok which had been
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
yesterday confirmed it was on stand-by
following the arrest.
A spokesman said: ‘We can confirm the
arrest of a British national in Bangkok on
May 18. ‘We stand ready to provide
What a bizarre, cruel and unbelievable
religious practice. You can’t make this shit
up! Teh Stupid is alive and well in Taiwan.
– Mail Online
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 5:33 AM