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NEW YORK CITY: Queens Man Loses Leg In Bizarre Christian Healing Rite

A Queens woman and her boyfriend have been arrested after a bizarre Christian healing ritual cost the woman's brother his leg. The pair were allegedly trying to cure the victim of his mental illness and drug addiction.
Myung Chung, 27, admitted to cops that on the night of Oct. 4, she and her fiancé stuffed a sock in her brother’s mouth and made sure it would stay there with duct tape. They also used the tape to bind his wrists, ankles and knees, according to court papers. “They made it so tight — and all the time they were praying and singing. They thought God would make him a regular person,” said Sarah Youn. Two days later, Myung Chung noticed her brother’s foot was swollen. On Oct. 12, she took him to a dermatologist, who sent them to an emergency room, court papers show. When Dr. Angali Bharati at New York Hospital Queens saw Seungick Chung, his right leg was purple, black and blue, she told cops. Doctors had to amputate the leg above the knee.
Police have charged the two with assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful imprisonment.

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