'Bomoh' detained for sexually assaulting schoolgirls

BINTULU: Police detained a "bomoh" after he was suspected of sexually assaulting three schoolgirls sent to him for "healing".

Sarawak Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief SAC Datuk Dev Kumar said the victims, aged 11, 16, and 17, had been taken to see the bomoh by their families and the girls were molested on three separate occasions.

"The bomoh had allegedly stripped the girls before bathing and sexually assaulting them.

"The sexual assault involving the 11-year-old girl occurred on Sept 2 while the 16-year-old and 17-year-old were allegedly molested on Sept 10 and Sept 22 respectively," he told theSun today.

He added the 17-year-old victim told her father about the incident and her father confronted and punched the bomoh before dragging him to the Bintulu police station for further action.

The bomoh was remanded for seven days from Sept 23 and is being investigated for sexually assaulting minors.