A teenager has stabbed a man and injured another in a dispute.
On Thursday at a Scientology centre in Sydney, a teenager while trying to gain access to the centre has stabbed a 24 year-old Taiwan man on the neck who is reported to be dead and injured a 30 year old man, who were trying to prevent him from seeing his mom, who was undergoing “purification ceremony.”
Meanwhile, the 16-year-old boy, who identity remains un-anonymous due to legal issues, was arrested by police at the religious centre, it was reported that he had previously carried out such action on the premises the previous day.
The teenage assailant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was “led away by police with his cuffed hands inside evidence bags”, says The Sydney Morning Herald.
He has undergone a mental health assessment and is expected to be charged.
The newspaper reports that the boy had been “trying to visit his mother who was undergoing a so-called purification ceremony” at the centre.
The Church of Scientology describes purification as a detoxification programme that “enables an individual to rid himself of the harmful effects of drugs, toxins and other chemicals that lodge in the body and create a biochemical barrier to spiritual well-being”.
The Church’s controversial practices have been the subject of numerous books and documentaries.