Medium suspected of raping girl, 15, who sought treatment for spirit possession

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SIBU, Dec 28: A medium was arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Kapit who had sought treatment to expel evil spirits.

Kapit district police chief DSP Freddy Bian revealed today that the victim’s mother, 40, had at about 6pm on Dec 24, brought the girl to consult a medium as they believed the girl was possessed by evil spirit.

Two of the complainant’s friends had tagged along.

“The suspect brought them on a longboat to a stream in Baleh River. When they arrived there, the suspect told the complainant that he had to bring the victim to the other side of the river for an exorcism ceremony,” he said.

However during the ceremony, the medium had allegedly raped the girl.

“The suspect warned the victim not to tell anybody or else her illness could not be cured,” Freddy added.

However at about 2am on Dec 25, the victim told her mother of the incident. Her mother subsequently lodged a police report at 3pm the next day.

This led to the arrest of the suspect on the same day.

The teenage girl has been sent to Sibu Hospital for medical observation.

The case is being investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape. — DayakDaily