Sialkot: Prayer leader’s head, beard shaved over ‘sorcery’
SIALKOT: Three persons, including two brothers, beat a 60–year–old prayer leader and shaved his head, eyebrows, beard and moustache over a black magic issue at Gurdhanpur village in Sadr police limits on Saturday night. Reportedly, Mumtaz Bibi, wife of Sarfraz, came to Hafiz Abdul Qadeer at Badipur village some days ago and asked him for spiritual treatment for her sick daughter. Hafiz Abdul Qadeer went with Mumtaz Bibi to heal her daughter, who was caught by some psychological sickness, but her condition did not improve.
Irfan and Asif, sons of Mumtaz Bibi, suspected that Hafiz Abdul Qadeer had cast black magic on their sister. Irfan and Asif with the help of their accomplice called Hafiz Abdul Qadeer to their house and allegedly beat him. The accused also shaved his head, eyebrows and moustache and beard. Police have registered a case and arrested Irfan while two other accused are still at large. Meanwhile, religious circles have condemned the incident and demanded immediate arrest of all the accused.