Fake pir rapes woman


A man, pretending to be a spiritual healer, was arrested Tuesday for raping a woman in Ghaziabad area of Lahore, the police said.

The complainant, a resident of Baghbanpur, started visiting the cleric after she got in a fight with her husband.

“When our arguments started becoming a routine, I decided to visit the spiritual-healer about whom my neighbour had told me,” she told the police.

On her first visit, the suspect, identified as Arif Baba, gave her six amulets and told her to keep visiting him every second day. “The next time I went there, Arif Baba pushed himself onto me and raped me.

He said that if I didn’t do as he said, the effects of the amulets would become adverse.” The police decided to conduct the woman’s medical examination and have registered a case against Arif Baba under Sections 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

The suspect has been arrested. Further investigations into the case have begun.


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