22 November 2008
A 44-year-old bomoh has been arrested on 19 November 2008 after a police report was lodged against him for allegedly sexually assaulting a 33-year-old beauty consultant after she consulted him for some treatment.
The woman, a mother of four children, had approached the bomoh in Kuang with her husband and a relative as she felt she was possessed by spirits on 13 November 2008. Apparently, she had screamed loudly while she was attending to a customer at work.
The bomoh brought the woman to a room where she was told to remove all her clothes and to wear a piece of yellow and black cloth. He managed to persuade the woman’s husband and relative to leave and buy incense sticks for a ritual.
After they had left, the bomoh started a chant which caused the woman to be semi-conscious. He then allegedly groped the woman’s breasts and private parts while inserting prayer beads into her vagina. The bomoh continued to chant and gave the woman a bottle of water and an amulet, after which the three left.
The next day, the woman allegedly complained about pain in her private parts. Together with her husband, they confronted the bomoh who kept saying that his actions were normal for the ritual. Later, they lodged a report at the Gombak police headquarters.
The suspect was arrested from his residence at Kampung Melayu Sri Kundang and has been remanded for seven days for investigations.
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