Possession, Jinn and Britain's Backstreet Exorcists: Trail.

Nov 16, 2012, 10:17 AM

Monday 19th November Possession, Jinn and Britain's Backstreet Exorcists: An Asian Network Reports Special 9 - 9.30pm

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