Bomoh molests young girl after father seeks treatment for her from him

MALAYSIA - A young girl who followed her father to seek treatment from a bomoh for his stomach pain became a victim of the lustful medicine man, Sinar Harian reported.

The bomoh allegedly molested her while the father, a 46-year-old labourer from Sabak Bernam, Selangor, dozed off during the purported exorcism at the bomoh's house to remove spirits that had allegedly caused the stomach pain.

Ahead of the 11.40pm incident on Friday, the bomoh ordered the father to lie down and covered his entire body with a cloth and switched off all the lights.

The bomoh then told the father that the spirits had entered the body of his 15-year-old daughter and she too would need treatment.

The Form Three student was then made to lie on a bed in the guest room and also covered with a piece of cloth. The father dozed off for about 20 minutes, during which the bomoh turned his attention to the girl.

On waking up, the father was shocked to see the bomoh molesting the child.

The father pulled the girl away and drove home to lodge a report at the Sabak Bernam police station.

District police chief Supt Noor Mushar Muhammad said the daughter complained that the bomoh had fondled her private parts.

He said police was investigating the case under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 10 years, a fine or whipping, upon conviction.