Hello and welcome to the details of Sri Lanka police arrest ‘exorcist’ after child killed in ritual and now with the details
Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.
COLOMBO, Feb 28 — Sri Lankan police today arrested a self-proclaimed exorcist after a nine-year-old girl she had beaten as part of a ritual died.
The unidentified woman allegedly struck the girl repeatedly with a cane, claiming it was a way to drive out a demon that had possessed the child, said police spokesman Ajith Rohana.
The girl’s parents had taken her to the woman in the village of Meegahawatte, just outside the capital Colombo, where neighbours responded to the cries of the child but not in time to save her, Rohana added.
“The child had collapsed after the severe beating she received. She was found dead on admission to hospital,” he said.
There have been a number of such alleged exorcism attempts in the area in recent years, police added, with some causing physical harm — including death.
Many in Sri Lanka seek help from witch doctors, self-proclaimed sorcerers and exorcists for help with various problems.
Recently, health minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi publicly consumed a syrup made by a “god man” who had claimed it would give lifelong immunity from Covid-19.
The minister ended up contracting the coronavirus and required intensive care treatment. — AFP
These were the details of the news Sri Lanka police arrest ‘exorcist’ after child killed in ritual for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.