The accusations made by Amutha Valli Krishnan against Novena Church look to be disproven in court, as the defense presents a shocking video of her 'real' behaviour - The questions have now been raised as to if she been faking her psychiatric symptoms and perhaps she is not really physically frail as she had portrayed herself to be?
51-year-old Amutha Valli Krishnan is suing Novena Church, two priests and six churchgoers for allegedly forcing an exorcism on her in August 2004.
When Amutha appeared in court last year, she looked very weak and wan, and needed help even just to walk. When visiting her psychiatrists after the alleged exorcism, she appeared in the same frail state.
However, defence lawyers have shown edited versions of Amutha's behaviour in public. The video footage was filmed by a private investigator, and even showed her working out in a gym on a stepper exercise machine. In other sections of the video, she was seen strolling around, sometimes without the need of a walking stick or any other assistance or apparatus.
Unfortunately, that video cannot yet be released to the public, because it has not yet been submitted to the court formally as evidence.
Defence lawyer Jimmy Yim, representing one of the priests, asked her former psychiatrist, Dr Ong Thiew Chai, if Amutha was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as genuine sufferers would normally want to forget about the incident which caused the trauma. However, Amutha kept recalling the incident.
Senior Counsel Yim also pointed out how she never told Dr Ong, her psychiatrist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, about her previous psychiatric treatment at the National University Hospital and the Institute of Mental Health.
She also did not inform Dr Ong that she made a total of 40 visits to two general practitioners after the alleged exorcism.
Mr Yim questioned Dr Ong whether there was deception on her part. Dr Ong agreed that he was deceived, but maintained his initial diagnosis of her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder illness.
The Case Continues....
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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