Posted on November 17, 2010, Wednesday
KUCHING: A teenaged mum was admitted to Sarawak General Hospital on Monday after having consumed an unidentified concoction made by her ‘bomoh’ relative.
The 17-year-old, who is married and has a five-month-old son, was at her house in Tapah at Mile 22 Kuching-Serian Road when the incident allegedly happened around 2pm.
According to sources, the girl had gone out to visit an aunt before returning home to find three glasses of unknown liquid on her kitchen table.
Next to the glasses was a letter purportedly written by a male relative, who happens to be a bomoh. It contained a threat against her and her infant son if she did not consume the contents.
It was said the relative had blamed the girl after his wife deserted him recently.
Frightened by the threatening letter, she immediately disposed of it and downed what was in the three glasses before passing out shortly after.
She was found a few hours later, still unconscious, by her 30-year-old bus driver husband when he returned home from work.
He immediately called for an ambulance to take her to the hospital where she regained consciousness upon arrival.
The husband had initially thought his wife had attempted suicide, but after being told what happened, lodged a police report.
Police are investigating the case.