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ANANTNAG — A self-styled faith healer has been arrested for allegedly raping two girls in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Accused self-styled ‘Peer’, Ashraf Mir son of Ghulam Ahmed Mir is the resident of Akingam village of Anantnag district.

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Sources said that a man from Tailwan Achabal village, Muhammad Maqbool Dar lodged a complaint at police station Achabal alleging that a self-styled faith healer forcibly raped her two daughters.

He has mentioned in his complaint that his family used to visit the self-styled faith healer to get amulets and blessings from him. Now, it has dawned upon him that ‘Pir’ Ashraf Mir has forcibly tarnished the chastity of his two daughters.


Police, shortly after receiving the complaint, arrested the self-styled faith-healer.

A police official confirmed that self-styled faith healer Ashraf Mir has been taken into custody on rape charges. He said that a formal FIR vide number 68/2020 under Section 376 has been registered at police station Achabal and investigation has been set into motion.

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