Islamabad, April 2: At least 20 people were hacked to death and three critically injured by the custodian of a shrine in Sargodha city of Pakistan on Sunday morning, officials said.
According to Sargodha Deputy Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatta, custodian Abdul Waheed, is said to be suffering from mental health issues, killed his disciples from machetes and batons after drugging them at the Ali Ahmed Gujjar shrine.
The deceased were from different areas of Punjab, Geo TV reported.
Meanwhile, the police have held Waheed along with five of his associates.
They mercilessly killed the people after stripping them, a police official said.
The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital.
According to the official, the cause behind the killing is yet to be ascertained but people said that the suspect used to visit the area for ‘spiritual sessions’ with the disciples.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has demanded an inquiry report into the incident.