A WOMAN has been arrested for "biting off and eating" two of her flatmate’s fingers in front of her six-year-old daughter.
Spanish police say the mother, 45, from Kenya allegedly attacked her flatmate, 48, from Congo at their home in Seville because she believed she was “possessed.”
Following calls from concerned neighbours, officers rushed to the flat to find the mother, who was arrested for attempted murder, on top of her flatmate.
The alleged attacker’s own six-year-old daughter is said to have been in the flat when she went berserk.
The alarm was raised around 6.15am on September 18, although details of the incident have only just been made public.
Local reports said police think the fight began as a verbal argument because one of the women threw a bottle of water with salt in it over the other.
Things got physical amid accusations of witchcraft, with the alleged attacker believing the other woman was “possessed” and launching into a violent assault, reports Diario de Sevilla.
She is said to have smashed the older woman round the head with a large stone before throwing her on the floor and biting off two of her fingers.
Police sources said the unnamed Kenyan was trying to disembowel her alleged victim when they entered the apartment, using the stone she had previously attacked her with by forcing it up her anus.
The injured woman was rushed to hospital for an emergency op.
The detainee was admitted to the psychiatric wing of another hospital but is expected to be sent to prison after being released.
Her daughter has been taken into local council care.
It was not immediately clear this evening whether the operation to save the injured woman's fingers was successful and how well she was recovering from her ordeal.
It is not known either when the suspect will appear in front of a judge in a closed court hearing.
There has not yet been any official comment from police in Seville.