An exorcist who buried himself in a 4-feet deep pit died while performing inside the pit at Weralugas Handiya in Piliyandala this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Maxim Castro, a private tutor of Homagama.
The exorcist had buried himself in the pit with a carcass of cat, a sword, lime, dried chillies and mustard at 12 midnight.
He had also instructed his assistant to kindle a fire on the pit and wait until he give a signal to open it after 2 hours.
Land owner who employed the exorcist Lasanta Bandara had this to say.