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OdgovorNapisal/-a Axa » 04 nov 2005, 05:09

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This article was originally published on page 1 of The Daily News on October 19, 2005

Exorcism whipping victim had epilepsy

By Miranda Andrew

Farhana Khan, the woman who was whipped to death in September to get rid of her evil spirits, was suffering from epilepsy. Now prosecutors are considering charging her parents with murder for her death.

The parents of 20-year old Khan will know in the next few days whether they are to be charged for the murder of their daughter.

It emerged on Wednesday that Khan, from Bayview, Chatsworth, suffered from epilepsy and was being treated at Chatsworth's RK Khan hospital.

However, her parents apparently did not believe the hospital's physicians.

They took her to spiritual healers, who whipped her for more than eight hours, starting in the early evening.

By the next morning she was dead. The ritual was supposed to rid her of the evil spirits.

On Wednesday morning, Leonard Ngcangca, senior public prosecutor for the Durban District court, said that, subject to receiving the results of the post-mortem, the parents and the two spiritual healers would be charged with murder.

"I expect to receive the post-mortem results on Thursday and if it does show that the girl did die as a result of the whipping, the parents will be charged for her murder," he added.

"Based on the facts, the two priests will also be charged for the girl's murder," he said.

Ngcangca revealed that Khan had been suffering from epilepsy at the time and was being treated by doctors at RK Khan Hospital in Chatsworth.

"The family equated this epilepsy to evil spirits. Khan was sickly and was not of a stable mind and therefore could not make any decisions," he said.

"But the parents made a decision and subjected her to this whipping ordeal," he said.

Ngcangca said they were considering the parents' role as "accessories to her murder".

He said the case was not the first incident he had heard of.

Essop, Khan's brother, said earlier this month: "They took my sister outside and began whipping her with a rope," adding that some of the family was present during the ritual.

Farhana's mom, Shireen, could not bear the sight of her daughter being beaten and pleaded with the men to stop. Her father was not present at the time.

The men allegedly whipped her from 9pm until 5am the next day.

The men stopped and Farhana was carried up to her bedroom where she fell asleep. A worried Essop lay down next to her.

"Then I realised that she was not moving and was extremely cold," he said, not realising that she was already dead.

The family alerted the Islamic Dawah Care Centre in Chatsworth. Rashid Suleman, the president of the centre, arrived and found that Farhana was dead. They then reported the incident to the police.

At the time of the incident, local Islamic leaders condemned the whipping ordeal, saying that violence should never be used to exorcise evil spirits.
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OdgovorNapisal/-a Tenna » 13 nov 2005, 01:42

O, ja to smo pa že nekje slišali :)

take stvari lahko govorijo le nevedneži, in osebe ki se bojijo vsega okoli njih samih zaradi vplivov religije ali česa drugega.
Spomnimo se, da ne še tako dolgo nazaj so; vse bolezni jemali kot božjo kazen ...
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