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.