x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Sri Lankan woman could face death if found guilty of casting spell on Saudi girl

The daily Okaz reported that a Saudi man had complained his daughter had "suddenly started acting in an abnormal way, and that happened after she came close to the Sri Lankan woman".

JEDDAH // A Sri Lankan woman has been arrested on suspicion of casting a spell on a 13-year-old girl during a Saudi family's shopping trip, police said.

She may face death if found guilty.

The daily Okaz reported that a Saudi man had complained his daughter had "suddenly started acting in an abnormal way, and that happened after she came close to the Sri Lankan woman" in a large shopping mall in Jeddah.

"He reported her to the security forces, asking for her arrest and the specialised units dealt with the situation," Okaz reported on Wednesday.