[Sri Lanka] The man sacrificed a cat and was then buried in a shallow grave after instructing onlookers to dig him out once he gave a signal of pushing a sword he was carrying through the ground, police said.
“Even after three hours, there was no sign of the sword coming up from the grave,” a local police official told AFP.
“That is when the onlookers decided to pull him out anyway, but he was unconscious,” the unnamed official said.
The 32-year-old man, identified by police as Maxi Castro, a local exorcist, was taken to hospital early on Thursday morning but he had already died, the official said.
[The house's owner Wasantha Bandara, told local radio station Shree FM,] “He said I had bad luck because someone had sprinkled human ash at my house, but he could drive out evil spirits through this ritual.”
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