‘Exorcist’ apprehended for sexual assault

By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Aug 2 2021

By Thameenah Razeek

A 41-year-old ‘exorcist’ was arrested for sexually abusing a 45-year-old woman and molesting a 19-year-old woman during a ritual held at a residence in Hali-Ela.

Police Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana said the culprit was apprehended after a complaint was lodged. According to the complaint, the exorcist was carrying out a procedure on 31 July morning at a residence in Landewela, Hali-Ela.

 “At that moment, the suspect had told the males in the house to leave so that he could execute a ritual, leaving just the women,” he said.  “When the males were gone, the suspect had sexually abused the woman and molested the girl,” he said.


By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Aug 2 2021

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