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The News Minute | July 22, 2014 | 1:42 PM IST  The story of Hasina, a 26 year old woman was killed by an “exorcist”, Sirajuddin while he was treating/conducting rituals to make her body “ghost-free” had shocked Kerala a few days ago. A week after Hasina died, now a police team led by the Assistant Commissioner Devamanohar has arrested the main accused Sirajuddin. He was on the run ever since he allegedly murdered Hasina.  The incident took place in Karunagapally, a small town in Kollam district. Hasina’s parents had sought Sirajuddin’s counsel, to cure her who according to the police was facing some mental issues, but was certainly not being haunted by a ghost. Reports say that when Hasina died, her relatives tried to pass it off as as 'murder' by someone unknown and almost buried her. But in the meantime, “a source” reported to the city police commissioner that there could have been some kind of foul play involved. When the police reached the burial ground where the body was about to be buried, the relatives initially resisted the police’s attempt to take the body away for conducting a post mortem.  Eventually the department had to forcefully take the body to the hospital, where it was concluded that Hasina died due to the injuries inflicted on her. Further investigations under Devamanohar revealed that Hasina died during the ritual, after the exorcist physically assaulted her to make her body free of any kind of “evil spirit”. However, exorcist Sirajuddin fled the area soon after Hasina died. The police arrested Hasina’s father and another man, an accomplice of Sirajjudin were caught, but the main accused was missing at large. Local media reports say that the localites at Karunagapally, where Hasina hails from were enraged at her death. This forced the police to put an end to the case, and finally they nabbed Sirajuddin from Pathanamthitta, another district in Kerala even though initially the police believed that he had gone to some other state. In the past one week, several reports came out regarding who Sirajuddin was. Some said that he was a con artist, while others suggested that he was both a con artist and a man who cheats women by marrying them and running off with their money. Irrespective of what Sirajuddin was, the casualty here was a 26 year woman who needed medical attention, but was sadly thrown into the hands of an “exorcist” who put her through two weeks of starvation, torture and physical brutality.

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