Woman kept in pit for months by boyfriend over prophecy

The woman was shackled to the wall of the tomb and had only been fed twice a week. Photo / YouTube, Mr Weirdo
The woman was shackled to the wall of the tomb and had only been fed twice a week. Photo / YouTube, Mr Weirdo

This is the distressing moment a young woman is found naked in a concrete pit after being kept there for eight months by her boyfriend because a witch doctor said it would make him rich.

Shocking video shows the victim hunched in a ball on the floor after being discovered by police in Tanzania.

The woman, thought to be in her 20s, was shackled to the wall of the tomb and had only been fed twice a week.

She was horrendously emaciated, her back muscles had fused together and she winced at seeing daylight.

She is expected to need months of rehabilitation to help her walk properly again, it was reported by Buzz Kenya.

Police gather around the entrance of the pit. Photo / YouTube, Mr Weirdo
Police gather around the entrance of the pit. Photo / YouTube, Mr Weirdo

Local media reported the boyfriend had constructed the makeshift prison after a witch doctor said he had to bury the person he loved most in order to become rich.

Tanzanian police made the discovery at a remote village last week after a tip-off from neighbours who suspected someone was being held captive.

Video of her rescue, which was posted on YouTube, shows officers gathering around the entrance of the pit while they try to talk to her, but she appears unable to speak properly.

The boyfriend, who used a plank and rusty bench to cover the entrance to the pit, has been arrested.

-Daily Mail

- Daily Mail

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