Exorcist Abou Mohammed and patient Mudasar Khan
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'Possessed' British Asians turning to exorcists

Medical staff, psychiatrists and the criminal justice system are increasingly having to understand belief in spiritual possession. New research has highlighted an issue within some sections of the British Asian community, where the supernatural has been blamed for mental health problems.

It comes after four members of the same family were found guilty of murdering a young woman they claimed was possessed.

Here Catrin Nye, who has spent 10 months examining this issue for BBC Asian Network, reports for BBC Newsnight.

  • 20 Nov 2012