At least 20 people have been killed, and several others wounded, at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, according to police.
Twenty people have been murdered and others wounded at a Sufi shrine near the city of Sargodha, in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police say.
Deputy police commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatta said the main suspect was the shrine’s custodian, Abdul Waheed.
One survivor told police Waheed had called followers into his chamber one by one, and gave them poisoned food.
He and his companions then killed them with a dagger and a stick.
“As they kept arriving, they were torturing and murdering them,” Chattha told Pakistan’s Geo TV.
The alarm was raised by an injured woman who was among several victims who managed to escape.
Local police then rushed to the shrine and arrested Waheed, along with several others believed to be his accomplices.