London, Sept 17 : A gang of Satanists, accused of stabbing four teenagers 666 times and eating their body parts, were carrying out an initiation ritual during one of the murders, according to police.
Police said that during the murders of the two teenage girls, the Satanists carried out a ritualistic initiation ceremony for a 'new recruit' to their cult.
As part of the initiation, the blood of the dead girls was poured over the near-naked body of 18-year-old Ksenia Kuznetsova, while they prayed to the Devil.
"They carried out the murders and induction at the same time," the Sun quoted a source, as saying.
The victims, aged between 15 and 16 described by police as 'Goths' - were stabbed 666 times before being roasted on a bonfire and eaten.
Two more victims, a boy and a girl, were killed and dismembered the next day by the gang in a rural area of Russia.
Kuznetsova was the ninth member to join the group - all of whom had the nicknames Dead, Corpse, Hitler, Fang, The Count, Doctor, Dark and Goth.
Kuznetsova and three of the youths have been quizzed by cops over the killing spree.