Spiritual Healer Remanded Over Rape of 12-year-old

10 August 2007
Johor Baru

A bogus spiritual healer have been caught by police on suspicion of raping a 12-year-girl in a commune in Ulu Tiram on Tuesday. Commonly known as “Nandu Bala”, the man had been taking advantage of women in the area who sought treatment and was surrounded by bodyguards.

The family of the girl had went to consult the suspect two years ago. They allegedly had to stay in a hostel at the commune in Kampung Oren for him to treat them. The family lived there between May 2005 to July 2006. The girl revealed that she and a few others were forced to take flower baths, join in group chants and dancing, and watch pornographic video with the suspect.

One night the girl followed a friend to a hostel room where she was tied to a bed and allegedly raped by the suspect. After the girl’s father decided to escape from the commune with his family, he found a letter written by her daughter recounting the incident.

Last July, the girl’s father began to realise that the man was making use of him and his family and decided to escape from the commune with his family.

Johor Baru (South) Criminal Investigation Department chief Deputy Superintendent Nor Hashim Mohammad confirmed the arrest.

New Straits Times – Healer held after girl, 12, alleges rape
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