12 November 2011

Police officer assaults teacher suspected of witchcraft

East Timor Legal News 12 Nov 2011 Source: Timor Post 9 November2011- A Timorese National Police (PNTL) officer has assaulted a female teacher because she is suspected of engaging  in witchcraft in Fatunaba [Balibar] in Dili.

The case has been handed over to the police for investigation purposes, Criminal Investigation Service Commander, Calisto Gonzaga said.

The case should be processed legally, so that the state can pay attention to the police officers who are not disciplined, he said.

He affirmed that the victim is a teacher; therefore they would present the case to the investigation police and the National Parliament.

See also  2009 ETLJ 6 Witchcraft and Murder in East Timor

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