MUZAFFARGARH: Mahmood Kot police on Monday registered a case against a faith healer over the death of a teenage boy.

Muhammad Sajid (16), a resident of Mahmood Kot, was ill for many days and his parents took him to Pir Abdul Ghaffar on July 9. Ghaffar told Sajid’s parents that he was possessed by some jinn and tried to exorcise the evil spirit from the boy with burning coals and herbs. When Sajid fainted during the torturous treatment, the Pir asked his parents to take him to hospital. However, the boy died on the way.

On Sunday evening, the family approached District Police Officer Syed Nadeem Abbas who ordered a probe into the case. On Monday, the Mahmood Kot police registered the case against Pir Ghaffar.

Published in Dawn, July 14th, 2020

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