Female 'faith healers' rob family

Bandits wrapped gold in a piece of cloth, reciting verses & asked victims to open the cloth after seven hours

Our Correspondent August 27, 2017
A salesman holds gold to sell to a customer at a gold shop. PHOTO: REUTERS

MULTAN: Two female bandits personified as faith healers robbed a citizen by claiming to cure his wife from gold water, said police.

Rab Nawaz Bhutta, a banker and a resident of Old Chungi Number 2, told the police that two female bandits came to his home on Friday and told the family that they belonged to Syed clan. They told him that they were bestowed with the quality of curing diseases.

The bandits claimed to treat the joint pains of his wife by washing her legs with gold water, he said.

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“On their demand, my wife handed them all the jewellery,” he said. The bandits wrapped the gold in a piece of cloth, reciting verses and asked them to open the cloth after seven hours, he added. After which they left the house, he said.

When the family opened the knot of the cloth, there was no jewellery present. According to Rab Nawaz, the jewellery was worth Rs1 million. Police said that the case had been registered and teams had been constituted to arrest the bandit queens.

On the other hand, Muzaffargarh police said the similar case was reported in Muzaffargarh where the bandits looted jewellery worth Rs2 million.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2017.


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