At least 20 men and women, like six customers of a family, were tortured and killed at a shrine allegedly by its “mentally ill” custodian and his associates in Sargodha in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
Sargodha Deputy Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatta reported the incident took put at the dargah (shrine) of Muhammad Ali Gujjar in a village in Sargodha district, some 200 km from Lahore, about midnight on Saturday.
The custodian Abdul Waheed, who was seemingly suffering from psychological disease, applied a dagger and a stick to get rid of his victims, he reported.
Chatha reported it appeared that the caretakers of the dargah experienced first drugged the readers, stripped them and then stabbed and clubbed 20 men and women, like 3 ladies, to death.
Police formal Mazhar Shah reported that the motive at the rear of the crime has not been ascertained yet but locals have reported that from final two years the suspect applied to go to the region for ‘spiritual sessions’ with the disciples.
“We have taken 5 men and women, like the caretakers of the dargah — Waheed and Yousuf, into custody for interrogation,” Chatha reported.
Three persons, like two ladies, have been wounded.
They have been shifted to medical center where by their affliction is mentioned to be essential.
Persons would come to the dargah for “cleansing” their sins and allow the caretakers to beat them with clubs.
“But in this scenario the readers were first drugged and then stabbed with daggers and strike with clubs, seemingly all through the cleansing approach,” Chatha reported.
He reported that the prime suspect, a resident of Lahore, is an employee of the Election Fee of Pakistan.
In accordance to senior police officer Bilal Iftikhar, one particular wounded witness also reported there was a clash in between two groups of the caretakers of the dargah around its possession.
Twenty men and women of the two groups, like six customers of one particular family, were killed, the police officer reported.
“We have released an investigation into all facets of this scenario to confirm the information of this gory incident,” Iftikhar reported.
A heavy contingent of police was deployed at the dargah quickly after the incident and a search procedure was released in adjoining regions. An unexpected emergency has been declared in hospitals in Sargodha.
Image applied only for representational applications.
© Copyright 2017 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI written content, like by framing or related signifies, is expressly prohibited with out the prior written consent.