A ‘non secular healer’ allegedly subjected a youth to sever torture in Shahdara on Tuesday.
The household of 23-year-old Shan Mehmood had taken the man to the religion healer in Jameel Park space of Shahdara.
The suspect, Sonay Shah, reportedly requested the household to depart the man at his place after charging Rs10,000 and requested the household to carry more cash.
When the household returned, they came upon that the suspect had subjected the sufferer to extreme torture. His three or 4 accomplices additionally thrashed the sufferer.
The household complained to the police who’ve registered a case and are investigating the matter additional.
Several incidents of fraud, exploitation and violence involving religion healers have been reported previously.
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Two years again, a lady clubbed her kids to demise in Imamia Colony close to Shahdara reportedly over whims of a non secular chief. She had promised a sacrifice for the monetary welfare of the poor household.
The same case was reported in Qila Gujjar Singh few years again. A girl chained her two kids in a home and subjected them to extreme abuse. The motive was reported to be a promise of monetary wellbeing.
Three years again a bunch of individuals had been arrested in Misri Shah after they’d travelled to Lahore from Sindh and had been caught red-handed in a bid to shift the physique of their non secular chief to their city. They claimed throughout investigations that their non secular chief had requested for the transfer.
In a significant incident, at the very least 20 folks had been clubbed to demise in Sargodha by a ‘non secular chief’ in 2017.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2021.