A manhunt is under way in Peshawar for a faith healer who allegedly hammered a nail into a pregnant woman’s head. Allegedly, the faith healer had claimed he could guarantee she gave birth to a baby boy. The woman had approached the faith healer after hearing about the practice from a neighbour.
The woman arrived at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar after trying to extract the 5cm (two-inch) nail with pliers. Police began investigating after x-ray images of the injury appeared online.
They added that the woman was mother to three daughters, and that her husband had threatened to leave her if she gave birth to another girl.
Police have spent several days interviewing hospital staff and trying to track down the woman, who left the hospital after staff had removed the nail from her head, in the hope that she can help them identify the man.
Source: BBC News