9 natives have been arrested and can be accused of the grotesque assault, which befell in a distant a part of the Ngäbe-Buglé area, house to a big group of Panamanian natives.
Authorities reported that the our bodies of three boys and three ladies – two 9 yr previous kids and 1, 3, 11 and 17 yr olds – have been discovered within the grave. The thirty-two yr previous mom of 5, 4 to 6 months pregnant, was additionally discovered lifeless within the grave.
The victims have been killed for not regretting their sins, the prosecutor of the area, Rafael Baloyes, informed reporters. He added that the cult had been energetic for about three months, however hadn't damage individuals till this assault – prompted when considered one of its members believed he had acquired a message from God.
Police broke into the darkish cult premises and rescued 15 different individuals they consider have been in line for the same homicide, in line with a prosecutor's assertion.
They arrested a number of individuals and located enough proof to hyperlink them to the killings, together with machetes and different instruments that the police consider have been used to kill the victims. One of many arrested was the grandfather of among the murdered kids.
"It seems that they have been members of a spiritual cult that carried out rituals and have been apparently accountable for the crime," stated Baloyes within the assertion.
The cult was referred to as "Church of God," he stated.
Baloyes added that authorities carried out an investigation into native communities to see if anybody else was lacking, however discovered no different victims.