FUKUOKA (Kyodo) Police raided the Fukuoka headquarters of a religious group Thursday over the death of a baby whose parents allegedly caused him to die by withholding medical treatment.
Their 7-month-old son, Yoshihiko, underweight and suffering from eczema, died in October
The parents allegedly only tried to help their son through religious acts of holding their hands over the baby’s body in what the sect calls a “jorei” service to cleanse the soul.
Hideo Takatsuki, 32, became a follower in elementary school, while Kuniko Takatsuki, 30, joined when she was in junior high school.
Yet another crazy cult here. I dont have an official number but there are quite a few of these small groups around with a lot of them hiding behind a veneer of Buddhism when they really aren’t Buddhist at all. More often when these groups end up in the news it is because of money issues. It’s so sad that this time an innocent kid died.