Treating a headache: Woman raped by ‘healer’

Published: April 23, 2012
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Shah had locked the room and first chanted some stuff to ‘cure the headache’ but then harassed her with a gun and he and one Mudassir had raped her.

Shah had locked the room and first chanted some stuff to ‘cure the headache’ but then harassed her with a gun and he and one Mudassir had raped her.

FAISALABAD: 

A woman was reportedly raped by a spiritual healer in Chiniot on Saturday. Hameeda Bibi,* resident of Mohallah Ghafoorabad, told police that she was raped at Peer Bawa Hayat Shah’s abode. She said she had visited Shah to seek treatment for her headache.

A couple, Sardaran Bibi and Mudassir, were also sitting when she arrived. She said Shah had locked the room and first chanted some stuff to ‘cure the headache’ but then harassed her with a gun and he and one Mudassir had raped her.

Police said they had arrested Muddasir and were looking for Shah and the woman. Chiniot City SHO Naveed Murtaza said that Mudassir had confessed to raping Hameeda but denied anyone else was there. He said a medical examination had confirmed the rape.

* Name has been changed to protect privacy.

Correction: The first paragraph of this article had grammatical errors in an earlier version of this article. The corrections have been made.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2012.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • The Truth
    Apr 23, 2012 - 12:16PM

    What a misery? why these people go these peers? Absolutely ridiculous.. Most of these cases happen in Punjab. If anyone has trust on Allah, then why do you need to go to peer. what the doctors are doing there.. May Allah help us All.

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  • SaQiB
    Apr 23, 2012 - 12:28PM

    And yet i fail to understand.. why was the woman there in the first place???

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  • Afaaq
    Apr 23, 2012 - 1:12PM

    A woman being reportedly raped? Wow news does travel fast. Need to work on the grammar folks.

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  • Cynical
    Apr 23, 2012 - 1:21PM

    Islam doesn’t condone such acts and culprits are not Muslims.

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  • Vigilant
    Apr 23, 2012 - 1:42PM

    This is sick man….

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  • anonymous
    Apr 23, 2012 - 2:00PM

    One does not simply eat panadol to cure headaches.

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  • Caution
    Apr 23, 2012 - 2:14PM

    “A woman reportedly being raped by a spiritual healer in Chiniot on Saturday.”

    Height of live coverage…
    Was the reporter standing there reporting, at the time of the incident? Grammar suggests so…

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  • talha
    Apr 23, 2012 - 2:43PM

    Correction:

    Instead of “told police hat” it should be “told police that” in line 3, first paragraph.

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  • mentelisco
    Apr 23, 2012 - 3:39PM

    please read it again, there are still mistakes “…. but then harassed her with a gun and he and one Mudassir had raped..”

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  • Lawangin
    Apr 23, 2012 - 4:12PM

    Look, women are more religious and they trust such rapist Peers more than the secular doctors. As long as these women are in the grift of their baseless blieves they are not going to make improvement. This one was the bold one, who revealed the filthy Peer, the rest kep quite.

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  • Apr 23, 2012 - 6:19PM

    she should have visited a doctor, they all know it

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  • Ali M
    Apr 23, 2012 - 8:23PM

    Can’t really judge the under or uneducated for seeking help from peers in the area. Some of your tones suggest she should have known better which is frankly misguided. Our society needs a massive reform so that people realize they can’t just take advantage of whomever they feel, especially women. What this man did is sickening.

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  • ahmar
    Jun 15, 2012 - 11:44PM

    in the present time many peers r 2 no peers doing so.so stope women to go to peers for own safty.

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