By Patrick Sennyah
TAMPIN, MALAYSIA: A 22-year-old man who had come here to seek traditional treatment from a religious healer got more than he bargained for when he was fondled and kissed on the lips by the latter.
Police on Monday detained the 58-year-old suspect at a hotel about 8.45pm.
It is understood the healer had been involved in a similar incident in the past. Isa said the healer was being investigated for gross indecency and if charged and found guilty, could be jailed up to two years.
Deputy district police chief Deputy Superintendent Mohd Isa Ujang said the victim, from Kuala Lumpur, had met the healer at the Pulau Sebang bus station and was then taken to a hotel in Jalan Seremban-Tampin.
In the hotel room, the victim was told to undress for the "treatment" and the healer proceeded to massage him.
Things got out of hand when the healer began fondling the victim's private parts and kissing him on the lips.
The victim, however, managed to get dressed and ran out of the room to lodge a report at the district police headquarters.
He urged those who may have been victims of the healer, or parents who suspect their children may have fallen victim, to lodge police reports immediately to assist investigations.