After being caught on CCTV stealing money and a mobile phone from a blind muezzin inside a mosque by coaxing him into recording a naat for social media virality, the thief returned the stolen phone.

The victim, Hafiz Amjad, reported that the perpetrator had also transferred Rs35,000 from his phone using an app. The thief had gained the blind muezzin’s trust by falsely promising to make his naat recording popular on social media.

The incident was recorded by the mosque’s security cameras. The bike rider who returned the phone to the victim stated that a man named Hassan Liaquat had arranged for the delivery.

The incident was reported to the Gulistan-e-Jauhar police station, and a case was registered.