70-yr old killed over sorcery suspicion

Rayagada: The scourge of blind faith raised its ugly head again when a 70 yr old man, Kuruma Kandageri, of Nimajhola village was beaten to death by the villagers over sorcery suspicion yesterday.

According to sources, Kuruma was tied up to an electric pole and thrashed brutally. His relatives too were allegedly beaten by the villagers when they tried to protest the barbarism. They were also threatened not to report the incident to anyone after the deceased’s corpse was burnt by the villagers.

Meanwhile a complaint was lodged at the Majhiguda police station following which the cops intervened the spot and detained two persons in connection to the case for further investigation.