MUZAFFARGARH: In yet another case of ‘faith healer’-related scamming, a fake pir in Muzaffargarh allegedly kidnapped a girl. The victim had come to him to get healed through a spiritual process.
The girl’s parents were left sitting outside in the verandah. They waited for a long time, while the conman reportedly escaped with their daughter in the meantime.
In October this year, a phony pir professing to be an exorcist killed a young man in Sheikhupura. Authorities revealed that the boy was brutally beaten and electrocuted.
Earlier this year, another similar case surfaced in media, where a girl was tortured by a faith healer, as part of religious treatment to improve her chances of getting a good potential suitor. Although the phony pir escaped, he was arrested later.