Mehsud sought spiritual treatment from an Arab healer prior to the fatal drone strike on November 1, the TTP said in a statement.
In the last days of his life, Mehsud had received spiritual treatment which improved his health and he was able to step up militant activities, the statement claimed.
"Although he had no symptom of any disease, Hakimullah's health had been steadily declining because of the government's sorcery," the TTP was quoted by The Dawn as saying.
Other leaders like Waliur Rahman, Saeed Allah, Jalal, Wali Badshah and Mehsud's uncle Khair Mohammad also lost their lives when his car was hit by three missiles at the entrance to his home, the statement said.
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