Japan: 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", according to Japanese police and media reports.
The two men - 56-year-old monk Kazuaki Kinoshita and the girl's 50-year-old father Atsushi Maishigi - were arrested on charges of inflicting injury resulting in the death of Tomomi Maishigi in Kumamoto in the country's south.
"They allegedly strapped the victim to a chair with belts and doused her face with water," he said.
She was confirmed dead early the next day when her mother called an ambulance after the girl fell unconscious. "The cause of death is suffocation," the police official said.