Christian pastor and ‘miracle healer’ Dr. Sebastian Martin passes away

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Dr Martin during one of his healing sessions

Christian pastor and ‘healer baba’ Dr. Sebastian Martin passed away on Wednesday morning at his Vasai residence.

According to followers, Martin died due to complications resulting from diabetes. However, authorities are yet to confirm the exact cause of death.

Martin ran ‘Ashirwad Prayer Centre’ in Vasai, where he distributed ‘anointed’ articles like scarves, handkerchiefs and oil, which were supposed to provide ‘healing and deliverance’. There are also several videos on YouTube where Martin can be seen ‘healing’ patients suffering from various ailments through the power of prayers.

Back in February, the Vasai police had registered a case under the Black Magic Act against the self-styled miracle healer, who claimed to cure all ailments using objects infused with divine powers. However, cops were unable to arrest Martin as he had to be admitted to a hospital for a severe spinal problem.

Earlier in April last year, the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti had approached the Palghar police with an application seeking action against Martin under the Black Magic Act.

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