Pulwama, May 7, : Accused of sexually abusing a girl, a ‘faith-healer’ in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district faced the wrath of the people. He was thrashed and paraded in the village on a pony while his house was ransacked. Police took cognizance of the incident and arrested the accused.
Popularly known as Pir Saab (Pir Arshid Hussain Hajam) in Rajpora and adjacent villages, hundreds of blind followers visit his house on daily basis. The visitors bring fruits, vegetables, chicken and other stuff to keep the ‘faith-healer’ in good mood while he treated them for different ailments.
Local sources told that like other people, a girl (name withheld) used to visit the ‘Pir’. “People didn’t know he is a fake faith-healer who has lust and hunger for mundane affairs. He ravaged the chastity of the young girl while whole populace is in shock. When the girl was found pregnant, people tried to investigate the matter and today when she delivered a baby, people got to know about the accused and tried to kill him,” they said.
Sources added that locals cut the long hair of the ‘faith-healer’, paraded him on a pony and beat him up with chapels and shoes. The Pir was utterly humiliated and all his belongings in the house were ransacked.
Police took cognizance of the incident and arrested the faith-healer.
Pertinently, a couple of days ago an 18 year old deaf and dumb girl (name withheld) South Kashmir’s Nagras Kund Qazigund was found 6 months pregnant. Upon investigation, police identified the accused Yousuf Baniya son of Noor Baniya and registered an FIR vide number121/2020 under section 376 for this shameful act. (KNT)