Muslim Faith Healer’s Son Shot Dead By Burqa Clad Sisters In Pakistan

April 21, 2017 10:37
Muslim Faith Healer’s Son Shot Dead By Burqa Clad Sisters In Pakistan

In a shocking incident, three burqa-clad sisters allegedly shot dead a 50-year old man in Pakistan’s Punjab province, who was a suspect in blasphemy case, some 13 years ago.

The incident took place yesterday, in Nangal Mirza village, Pasrur tehsil, some 180km from Lahore. According to the police, three veiled women, who are sisters - Afshan, Anma and Razia - came to the house of faith healer Mazhar Hussain Syed to take his blessings for resolution of their problems.

“The women, after taking his blessings, asked him to call his son Fazal Abbas, who recently returned from Belgium, as one of them remained his student and wanted to see him.” Station House Officer (SHO) (Pesrur) Saeed Hinjra said, as soon as Abbas entered the room they opened fire on him, killing him on the spot. Hinjra further said that, the pistols were hidden under their burqa.

Hinjra said, “We have arrested all three women who admitted before police that they had killed a blasphemer. They had no regret over it. One of the women remained student of the victim some 13 years ago when he allegedly committed blasphemy.”

The SHO said, the police are interrogating the women, to find out, if there was any motive behind killing of the man. It seems quite surprising that how come three sisters had taken this extreme step on the issue, which was around some 13 years old. We are also investigating the role of some local clerics,” said Hinjra.

After killing Abbas, the women had reportedly raised slogans in joy, saying, “We have eliminated a blasphemer”. “We couldn’t kill Abbas 13 years ago because we were too young then,” the SHO quoted one of the suspects. Abbas was booked in 2004, under the blasphemy section 295-C of Pakistan Penal Code, better known as the Blasphemy Law. To avoid the outrage of the local clerics, Abbas had left for Belgium. He had recently returned from abroad, and obtained a pre-arrest bail, from a local court in the blasphemy case.

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