From: London Evening Standard
Three family members convicted of attacking a close female relative they believed was possessed by a demon will be sentenced today.
The men were found guilty last month of assaulting Asma Hussain, occasioning actual bodily harm, Scotland Yard said.
Her husband Ahmed Hussain, 60, of Cassilis Road, Poplar, son Mohammed Kayes Hussain, 28, of Farthing Fields, Wapping, and son-in-law Muhammed Aziz, 21, of Barnsley Street, Bethnal Green, all east London, will be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London.
A trial heard that on January 7 last year Mrs Hussain’s niece visited her home after being told she was ill, and Mohammed Kayes Hussain said she was possessed by a demon, a Yard spokesman said.
A short time later a neighbour arrived and saw Mohammed Kayes Hussain and Aziz holding Mrs Hussain down. Mohammed Kayes Hussain was pouring water from a bottle over her face. The neighbour was told Mrs Hussain had the devil inside her and they were trying to get rid of it.
Later that day the husband of Mrs Hussain’s niece went to the property and saw an imam reading from the Koran and sprinkling holy water on Mrs Hussain.
After an hour of prayer the imam began hitting Mrs Hussain on the back with a walking stick, causing her to scream and cry out in pain.