20 Tortured and Murdered In Pakistan Sufi Shrine

20 Tortured and Murdered In Pakistan Sufi Shrine
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Twenty worshipers have been murdered and others wounded at a Sufi shrine near the city of Sargodha, in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police say.

According to the Deputy police commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatta, the main suspect was the shrine’s custodian, Abdul Waheed (50). He has confessed that he killed these people because he feared that they had come to kill him.

The custodian and two accomplices have been arrested for this torturing and murdering 20 worshipers with knives and clubs.

One survivor has told the police that Mr. Waheed had called followers into his chamber one by one, and gave them poisoned food. He and his companions then killed them with a dagger and a stick.

The alarm was raised by an injured woman who was among several victims who managed to escape.

Local police has then rushed to the shrine and arrested Mr. Waheed, along with several others believed to be his accomplices.

Sufis believe in saints who can intercede for them directly with God. Several million Muslims in Pakistan are believed to follow Sufism’s tenets.

 

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