Panamanian authorities believe that a religious sect is behind the murder of seven people in connection with exorcism.

Among the victims is a pregnant woman and five of her children, writes the BBC. Eksorcismen is carried out in the Ngäbe-Buglé region of Panama, where authorities have also freed 15 people from captivity.

so far, ten people arrested in the case and charged with murder.

There are a total of 10 charged with the murders. Photo: HO/Ritzau Scanpix

the Prosecution could Thursday to report on the investigation that took place, because several locals had tipped the authorities, that families were being held against their will by the sect.

the Bodies were found in an area about 250 kilometers from Panama City. The area is controlled by the sect New Light of Good.

The accused is expected to be in court Friday or Saturday. Photo: the Panama Public/Ritzau Scanpix

According to La Estrella De Panamá was tipperen the pregnant woman’s husband. His entire family has been slain by the sect.

When the police showed up at the cult’s church, they all sat in the prayer and did not stop to ask, despite police instructions. It explains senior prosecutor Rafael Baloyes.

– The bad. They were convinced that it was the work of god, he says to lokalmediet.

the Sect called the New Light of Good. Photo: HO/Ritzau Scanpix

– They have performed rituals inside their church, where people are detained against their will and abused. All the rituals have been aimed to kill them, if not they regretted their sins, he says.

The accused is expected to appear in court Friday or Saturday.