Stockbridge, Edinburgh: An eight-year-old girl was brutally stabbed in the Scottish capital city by a 48-year-old woman after mistaking her to be possessed by Jesus.
A report by the The Scottish Sun stated that the victim was in a critical condition after being knifed in the heart at a USD 1 million home in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
Immediately after the attack, the victim was rushed to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children where she is being treated upon and is being supported by her family and relatives.
Police said that the victim was fast asleep when the incident took place. The relationship between the minor girl and her attacker is unknown. However, according to some of the witness accounts, it was established that the woman mistook the girl to be possessed and attacker her.
“It’s really touch and go. This was an awful incident. It’s claimed the woman thought the girl was possessed by Jesus. There was lots of blood in the house as the woman also suffered some injuries,” the report stated.
“I don’t know what’s happened there but it must be very serious, the police and forensic team have been there all day and night. I know the house was sold recently and I’ve seen a woman coming and going from the place but I don’t know who she is,” a neighbour was quoted as saying.
Some of the neighbours of the woman said that she had recently moved in and that they did not know much about her. Another local said that they had seen the woman and the victim walking a dog.
The woman had also sustained some injuries during the attack and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.