A woman in Katukeliyawa dies following a healing rite by exorcist


A woman died following an exorcism at  a house at Katukaeliyaava in Anuradhapura.

Police said that the exorcist and his assistants have been arrested.

The husband of the woman who died on Sunday had taken his wife from a house in

Katukaeliyaawa to an exorcist.

He was hoping to see her cured from a mental condition she had been diagnosed with.

The exorcist tried to prevent the husband from admitting his wife to hospital , though it was

apparent that she required help.

The woman was eventually admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching hospital as she remained

 The Deceased woman was a resident of Nellikulaawa in Punniyamkulam in Anuradhapura.