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Asian Network Reports - Special Reports - Possession, Jinn and Britain's Backstreet Exorcists

New research by Warwick University has highlighted the problem of British Asians blaming the supernatural for mental health problems.

Medical staff, psychiatrists and the criminal justice system are increasingly having to understand the belief in spiritual possession. New research has highlighted the problem within the British Asian community of blaming the supernatural for mental health problems and it comes at the same time that four members of the same family are found guilty of murdering a young woman they argued was possessed. BBC Asian Network journalist Catrin Nye explores why exorcists are treating serious illness, and murder is explained away by possession.

Reporter: Catrin Nye Producers: Perminder Khatkar, Simon Hancock Additional Research: Athar Ahmad.

  • Broadcast on BBC Asian Network, 9:00PM Mon, 19 Nov 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Asian Network, 9:00PM Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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  • Duration 30 minutes

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