POLICE HUNT ‘EXORCIST’ WHOSE RITUAL KILLED TWO WOMEN - Pakistan

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    Police are hunting an “exorcist” over the death of a woman and her daughter who suffocated in a botched fire ritual to rid them of their demons, officials said.

    The killings took place in Kot Addu, a rural town in southern Punjab, where many rely on traditional healers and black magic to cure their ailments.

    The 40-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter were taken to a so-called holy man on Monday by a relative who believed they were possessed, district police chief Awais Ahmed Malik told AFP. They both died of suffocation when the practitioner locked them in a room and lit a fire to expel their demons, he added.

    The case was confirmed by a local administration official.

    Malik said the initial postmortem report showed that both mother and daughter were suffering from gastroenteritis.

    Police have registered a murder case against the exorcist and his female assistant, both of whom have fled, he added.

    Faith healers are common across Pakistan, an overwhelmingly Muslim country, with the practice rooted in mystic Sufi lore. A cure-all to some and for others a scam that preys on people’s superstitions, black magicians continue to thrive despite the disapproval of some hardline schools of Islam.

    In January, a father-of-six in Sindh strangled five of his children, apparently believing the sacrifice would endow him with magical powers including alchemy.



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    @DFI_COAS Do you think it is defenceforumpakistan or defenceforumindia? Why are you posting Pakistan's internal issue in politics forum?

    @mods please remove it. @sob @pmaitra

    Also, to see how much pakistan issues being posted, just by looking at latest reply section, anybody would think this firum is obsessed with pakis. I would like to request the indian members of the forum to refrain from indulging in taking part in useless threads about insignificant nation called pakistan. In short, stop feeding the trolls.

    Also, I would like to request @mods to merge all the threads about Pakistan which have cropped up recently to keep the forum cleaner.

    @sob @pmaitra @Kunal Biswas
     
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    I just want the mods to take action against such stupid threads pakis are making here.
     
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    Plz keep these forum to Defence related threads, lets not turn ourselves into trolls. The Latest replies tab is full of non defence stuff.
     

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