So: In Pakistan there is a Holy Man who claims to be able to restore the dead to life. So far as it goes, that’s humdrum stuff; any genuine-article Holy Man can restore the dead to life, right?
He decides to put on a demo, and rejects the idea of going to the morgue and restoring to life just any ol’ corpse. No. He decides that for real drama he has to cut somebody’s throat in front of an audience, and not just anybody’s throat. No. It has to belong to a man who is married and has lots of children, because that raises the stakes; a failure would have some real consequences.
Sabir said 40-year-old Muhammad Niaz, a daily wage worker and father of six children, volunteered for the miracle.
On Wednesday, Niaz was placed on a table in a square and his hands and legs were bound.
The police spokesman said Sabir then sliced his throat as people looked on.
Meanwhile, an anonymous caller informed the police about ‘the miracle.’ The spokesman by the time police reached, Niaz had died.
Witnesses said Sabir uttered some words to bring him back to life. They said when he realized his ‘miracle’ had not worked, he tried to flee.
He was detained by the villagers and handed over to the police.