A suspected cult leader was arrested on 8 May in Thailand and his compound was raided by the Thai police, with about 11 dead bodies in coffins being found.
The 74-year-old cult leader, Thawee, claimed to be the “father of all religions”, and according to Thai media, he allegedly made his followers consume his faeces and urine in order to “cure all diseases”.
During the raid by the Thai authorities, Thawee’s followers continued to openly consume his urine and flaky skin in front of the authorities.
He was arrested after a celebrity shaman, Jiraphan Phetkhao, brought the police to his campsite situated in the Chaiyaphum province.
A 53-year-old woman had went to the celebrity shaman for help after her 80-year-old elderly mother failed to return home after visiting Thawee.
She later found out that the cult followers were told to eat Thawee’s mucus, dandruff, and excrement – they were of the belief that it could cure diseases, according to The Nation.
The cult followers told Bangkok Post that the dead bodies found at the compound were brought to Thawee for him to send them to “heaven”.
He is detained by the police and dozens of his followers followed him there to support him.
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