“The only other way possible was to burn her head but that would have killed her”

Maulvi Rasheed told Amanullah that his daughter was being “tormented by demons”. He said that he would exorcise the evil spirit for Rs1,500 fee.

Amanullah said that he left his daughter with the maulvi. He said the maulvi said he would “save her soul using his jinns and by reading from the Quran”. “Saving the soul” however meant severe beatings for Musarrat. The maulvi then poured kerosene on her feet and set them alight.

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