20 murdered at Pakistan shrine

20 murdered at Pakistan shrine
Twenty people have been mur­dered and others wounded at a Sufi shrine near the city of Sar­godha, in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police say.
Deputy Police Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha said the main suspect was the shrine’s custodian, Abdul Waheed.
One survivor told police 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.
“As they kept arriving, they were tor­turing and murdering them,” Mr Chat­tha told Pakistan’s Geo TV.
The alarm was raised by an injured woman who was among several victims who managed to escape.
Local police then rushed to the shrine and arrested Mr Waheed, along with several others believed to be his ac­complices. - The Authority


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