Exorcist arrested over rape and sexual harassment

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 11:15 AM Aug 1 2021
Local Exorcist arrested over rape and sexual harassment

An exorcist, identified as a 41-year-old resident of Ambagaswewa, Medirigirya, was arrested by the Hali-ela Police yesterday (31), on charges of rape and sexual harassment.

Reportedly, the exorcist had been conducting a 'Shanthikarma' ritual at the complainant's residence in Landewela, Hali-ela, during which he had asked all males present to leave the premises.

Subsequently, the suspect had raped a 45-year-old woman, and sexually harassed a 19-year-old girl.

Further investigations are being conducted by the Hali-ela Police, whilst the suspect is due to be produced before the Badulla Magistrate's Court today (01).

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 11:15 AM Aug 1 2021

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