Monk rapes single mother searching for life partner


PETALING JAYA: A single mother in Melaka says she was raped by a man claiming to be a monk and exorcist who had performed a series of rituals, allegedly to find her a life partner.

The rituals involved the man placing pieces of paper on several parts of her body and inserting his fingers into her private parts, according to The Star.

He reportedly raped the woman three times: twice at the temple and once at her home. The woman said he had also threatened to cast a jinx on her if she told anyone about what had happened, the report added.

She eventually lodged a police report against the man, who is said to be from Cambodia. Police have since arrested him.

Melaka CID chief Senior Asst Comm Kamaluddin Kassim told the daily that the case is being investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.