ANN - Tuesday, December 21
Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - Five Malaysian policemen apparently suffered stomach aches after the suspected mastermind of a motorcycle theft syndicate allegedly used santau (black magic) on them, Malaysian newspaper Harian Metro reported.
The daily quoted one victim identified as Hafis, 23, who claimed that one of them suffered a bloated stomach.
He said that earlier, one policeman received a threatening SMS that they would be hit by a needle and that death awaited them.
He claimed that the SMS came from a suspect in a motorcycle theft syndicate, whom they had arrested in May.
Hafis said they consulted a bomoh (traditional medicine man) after doctors failed to diagnose the cause of their stomach aches and fever.
The bomoh told them the "mastermind" had used santau angin (wind curse) and santau katak puru (toad curse), which caused them to suffer from the ailments.
The bomoh also told them the mastermind had used nails, needles, hair and bones as the ingredients in the santau to poison his targets.
Hafis said the bomoh advised them to stop frequenting their favourite restaurant as the santau was targeted at them and the food they eat at the place.