Toddler killed allegedly on spiritual healer’s orders

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SARGODHA: A 15-month-old toddler was killed allegedly on the orders of a spiritual healer (aamil) in Sargodha district of Punjab, a media report said.

The tragic incident took place in the Hathi Chowk locality, police said.

The matter came to light after the baby’s family took the body to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, Geo reported.

Police are now investigating the circumstances which led to the death of the toddler.

An FIR has been lodged by the minor’s mother against the father, nominating him for murder.

The mother said that she had been living in her parents’ home since 15 months after their divorce and the baby was living with her father.

Moreover, the father had refused to hand over and threatened to kill the baby previously, the mother said. He had also a number of times blamed the minor for “bringing bad luck”.