... the parents of a 15-year-old student watched as a bomoh molested the girl during a ritual at their house.
In case it wasn't sufficiently clear, the girl was molested under her parents' watchful eyes. Well, at least I'm assuming they were watchful since 15-year old girls are usually not left alone without supervision with strange men no matter their qualifications. And was the girl cured? Probably not. Now not only is she still sick, she's also traumatized. A two-for-one deal. I guess we should be grateful that she isn't dead yet.
I feel as if belief in superstitious nonsense is so entrenched in our national psyche that it seems nearly impossible to root out – I still remember talking in hushed voices about ghosts with friends at school. What we need is education. And I don't mean the "go-to-school" kind of education. People need to learn to think rationally and critically about everything. Nothing is too sacred to be questioned and questioned brutally. Ideas that are not supported by reality must be discarded.
If these women had rationally considered their situation, it would be obvious that consulting experts who practice actual medicine would be better than men who claim they receive help and advice from their invisible friends. I will admit it can be hard to think properly when you're sick, but that's where family and friends come in. It's when the whole bunch of them are credulous nuts that cases like these happen.