Monday, July 6, 2015   

Japan woman dies at hands of exorcist
(07-04 16:11)

Japanese police probing the death of a woman who reportedly died after being forced to a drink a lot of water, have arrested an 81-year-old professional exorcist, her younger sister and the victim's husband.
Reports said Rie Fukuda, aged 51, was pinned down and made to swallow a large volume of water in what detectives said was an "exorcism'' carried out by her husband and two elderly women.
Kosai Fukuda, 52, an associate professor at a university in the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto, was arrested alongside Eiko Noda, 81, and Keiko Kitayama, 77, police told AFP Friday.
Noda has been performing exorcisms for money for about three decades, Nippon Television reported, citing unnamed sources in the local police.
Noda and Fukuda told police that the dead woman "had been receiving exorcism for several years''.
No details were given on the religion of those allegedly involved. --AFP   
Other World breaking news:
Hungary tightens asylum rules, approves border fence (2 hrs 35 mins ago)
Street-party sets stage for bull run (2 hrs 45 mins ago)
Revelers soak up wine before Spain bull run (2 hrs 50 mins ago)
Ex-features editor escapes jail over UK phone hacking (2 hrs 57 mins ago)
(Fashion) Beats gets an MCM wrap (07-06 20:39)
(Fashion) New Prada faces portray naturally elegant collection (07-06 19:34)
(Paris Fashion Week) Adeline Andre (07-06 18:37)
(Paris Fashion Week: Adeline Andre) Playing with form (07-06 18:36)
(Paris Fashion Week) Screen debut (07-06 18:33)
Teen convicted for insulting late Singapore PM Lee escapes jail (07-06 18:24)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.