To gain more respect among his devotees and gather more followers, a fake pir (faith healer) in Sialkot attempted to trap himself inside a deep underground pit for 41 days in a ritual but was arrested three days after being inside the pit.
According to a report in Samaa News, Sagheer alias Mithay Shah decided to shut himself in a six-foot deep pit in Wanchal village and told his tearful and emotional devotees that he would stay there for 41 days. His devotees bid him farewell with drums and high emotions.
However, Sagheer turned out to be a complete fraud after the police unearthed his pit which had water, electricity, food and bed arrangements. The police foiled his plans and arrested him three days into his ritual.
Video footage shows the police removing the sand and wooden planks over the pit to arrest Sagheer. He had made arrangements for water, electricity, food and a bed.
The police have also registered a case against the pir and have put him behind bars. SHO Tariq Mehmood shared that the police received information that a man in the village had shut himself in a grave-like pit and there was a possibility that he could die of suffocation because the pit had been covered with mud.
He said several people had gathered around the pit when they reached. The law enforcers pulled the fake faith healer out of the pit.
The SHO further revealed that when they interrogated the fake pir, he said that he was doing this to “help raise respect and pride” for himself among his devotees so that more people follow him.
Meanwhile, Sagheer’s devotees defended his actions saying that the police pulled him out of the pit while he was praying.