A ten-year-old Iraqi girl was bitten to death with a medieval torture device, lined with poison, by ISIS 'morality police' in front of her horrified mother.
The youngster, named Faten, was punished after stepping over the threshold of her home while cleaning.
Under strict rules imposed by the fundamentalists in the city of Mosul, women were banned from leaving home on their own.
Russian outlet Sputnik reports that the girl's mother was asked by the Hisbah police whether she or her daughter should endure the cruel punishment.
Believing that a 'bite' would be administered by a person, the mother elected to let the young girl face the treatment.
But members of the female al-Khansa brigade produced the torture device, and Faten bled to death from her wounds, a witness claimed.
A woman in her 20s, identified only as S, also told the outlet that a woman died from her injuries after she was lashed 30 times for lifting her veil.
S told Sputnik: 'I never felt like I was a human being. Why all of this black clothing?
'It’s like I’m getting into a bag and it’s closed on me so I can’t even breathe or enjoy the sun.'
She said young girls are most likely to be targeted for abuse by the morality police in the Iraqi city, which came under ISIS control in 2014.