TOBA TEK SINGH -  A 22-year-old victim of rape by a fake faith-healer (pir) attempted to commit suicide by consuming poisonous pills in Rajana here on Friday.

According to police, Afia, a resident of village 285/GB, was subjected to sexual assault by Muhammad Asghar, the fake faith-healer, two days ago at his aastana. However, local influential people stopped the woman and her family to lodge a complaint with police, assuring them of justice through local jury (panchayat).

Instead of bring the culprit to justice, the local jury members kept favouring the fake faith-healer. Therefore, the hopeless woman consumed poisonous pills.

The victim was shifted to DHQ Hospital Toba Tek Singh in critical condition.

Meanwhile, the police took the fake-faith healer into custody.