Fake faith healer arrested for exploiting minors

Jammu and Kashmir

Sopore: Police on Thursday arrested a fake faith healer from north Kashmir’s Sopore town for his alleged involvement in sexual exploitation of minor children from last sixteen years.The accused has been identified as Aijaz Ahmad Shiekh is a resident of Mundji, Bomai Sopore, who was on the run.

The fake faith healer was allegedly involved in shameful act of sexually exploiting minor children upto fourteen years of age in the name of faith.

Police sources said a parent whose child was exploited by this fake person had lodged a complaint in the police station Bomai following which Police immediately launched a hunt to arrest the person.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sopore Abdul Qayoom said the arrested fake faith healer has been allegedly involved in this shameful and evil act from last sixteen years.

“Sheikh used to tell people he is a faith healer and used to give them amulets for different purposes. He also used to tell people that he possesses spiritual power (Djin) and asked them to bring children to him so that Djin can talk to them. So he would exploit the minor children and tell them not to disclose it to anyone, or else the Djin will kill them,” SSP Sopore said.

Meanwhile police has registered an FIR No. 22 of 2016 under section 377 RPC in Police Station Bomai against the fake faith healer. Police has appealed people whose children have been exploited by this fake faith healer to come forward.

The shameful revelation has shocked the whole area and people are demanding strict punishment to the fake faith healer.



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