The ASP said that Kuber Gangwar, 60, had died a natural death and his family performed the last rites at a cremation ground outside the village on Tuesday afternoon and left.
In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly kept under house arrest by residents of Chemachata village under Kuldiha wildlife sanctuary in Balasore, over suspicions of practicing black magic.
In a similar instance on August 11, a woman and her daughter were allegedly tied with ropes and mercilessly beaten by a group of men on suspicion of practicing witchcraft at Gadigaon village under Khunta Police limits in Mayurbhanj district.
In an act of extreme brutality, a man was forced to eat human excreta and asked to pull out his own teeth before being allegedly murdered by a group of villagers who suspected him of practicing black magic in Odisha’s Ganjam district.
Gajapati: Suspicion over practicing black magic triggered a firing in Jadingi village under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district on Monday morning. Though the victim, identified as Damburudhara Majhi, had a narrow escape as the bullets fired at him missed target, he suffered multiple injuries after the assailants attacked him with stones and sticks. According […]
Balasore: The pain that goes parallel with superstition and inhumanity has again reared its ugly head in the State, this time from a village in Balasore, where three members of a family were meted out physical torture and forced to leave their home allegedly on the charges of practising sorcery. This shocking incident reported from […]
Udala: In a superstition-related crime, a woman was allegedly hacked to death by two brothers on the suspicion of practising sorcery at Sarisua village under Sarat police limits here in Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday evening. Two brothers identified as Kalia and Balia Mohanty of the same village were believed to have committed the crime. The […]
Guwahati: Nine people, including three women, were arrested by the Assam police for lynching two persons including a woman on suspicion of “witchcraft”, police said on Friday. Superintendent of Police Debojit Deuri said that two persons, including a woman, were hacked to death, beheaded and set afire by a mob over suspicion of practising witchcraft […]
Paralakhemundi: After one and a half month, decomposed body of a man was recovered in Gandulu village under R. Udayagiri police limits. As per the reports, the deceased was allegedly murdered over suspected sorcery practice. Following a missing complaint registered by the nephew of the deceased, the police sprung into action and launched an investigation […]
Jagatsinghpur: Close on the heels of an alleged incident of human sacrifice in Cuttack district, police on Friday recovered four human skulls near the banks of a river in Jagatsinghpur district. The recovery of human skulls triggered panic in Krushnanandapur Nuagaon area under Tirtol police limits. Police suspect that it could be a case of […]
Nayagarh: The myth of King Midas golden touch is well known. But in Odisha’s Nayagarh, a myth doing rounds is a Class VII boy has developed a touch of the other kind – whatever objects he touches they get smeared with human excreta. The situation has turned so worrying that the minor boy was abandoned […]
Koraput: A 55-year-old Odia speaking man in Potalbandh village under Dumuriguda Police limits in Andhra Pradesh near Odisha border was allegedly burnt alive by villagers on suspicion of practising black magic. The deceased has been identified as Jayaram Khila, who was allegedly tied and set on fire by some local residents in the village. After […]
Malkangiri: Superstition prevailed over rational thinking leading to the tragic loss of man’s life in the village of Orelguda under Poteru Police Outpost limits in Malkangiri District. In the shocking incident, a man suspected of practicing black magic was allegedly beaten to death in the village. As per sources, one Deba Banjami of Orelguda village […]
Kalahandi: Can a human dead body come alive with rituals? Despite widespread awareness, villagers in remote areas continue to fall prey to superstitions to resurrect the dead. In one such bizarre incident, an occult practitioner performed black magic rituals inside the mortuary of Kalahandi district headquarters hospital in a futile bid to bring a dead […]
Sambalpur: Police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife in Hitsara village under Naktideul police limits in Sambalpur. The accused, identified as Chagala Sethi also confessed to have murdered his wife on October 30 in a nearby forest. The matter came to light after the decomposed body of the deceased woman identified as […]
Bolangir: In yet another case of black magic in hospital premises, family members of a 15-year-old boy, who died of snake bite, took help of a sorcerer to resurrect the deceased in Bolangir district headquarter hospital Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Madhu Payasingh of Digasira village under Sindhekela police limits in the district. According […]
Keonjhar: A woman was allegedly poisoned by her sister-in-law and nephew for performing black magic at Hadabahal village under Ramachandrapur police limits here on Monday. “Based on complaint filed by son of the deceased woman, we have arrested the accused duo – Hira Majhi and Rabindra,” informed Ramachandrapur IIC, Rajendra Swain adding that they are […]
Angul: In yet another incident of regressive practices still being followed, family members of a woman, who was bitten by a snake, performed black magic on her without seeking medical help. The incident took place at the Community Health Centre in Chhendipada of Angul district where a patient Jhuna Bhutia from Mamuria village was admitted. […]
Keonjhar: Superstition can lead to severe consequences as it happened in case of a woman who was murderously attacked by her brother-in-law over allegation of practising black magic in Keonjhar today. According to information, the incident took place at Deuladiha village under Sadar police limits in Keonjhar district where the woman identified as Laxmipriya was […]
Jeypore: Three persons were detained by police today for killing a 5-year-old girl allegedly using black magic in Sorasapadar village under Pottangi police limits in Koraput district. After villagers came to know about the girl’s’ death they ransacked the house of three persons including one Bibhisana on suspicion of their involvement. There they a found […]
Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a woman and her daughter were hacked to death for allegedly practising witchcraft in Ragadisahi of Telkoi in Keonjhar district. The deceased have been identified as Kalabati Dalanaik (55) and her 15-year-old daughter Seema. Kalabati’s husband Bhubana and son (22) have also been injured after the family was attacked by […]
Mohana: Police on Tuesday arrested seven persons of Chudangapur village under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district in connection with the killing of two persons for ‘practising sorcery.’ Sources said, these villagers along with some others had allegedly killed two residents of their village- Ganga Gamanga (45) and Biranchi Bastaray (48), suspecting them of practising […]
Berhampur: Twenty-three persons, including two women were arrested on charge of attacking a 35-year-old man for allegedly practising black magic at a village in Odisha’s Ganjam district, the police said today. While the accused from Mayangi village in Sorada police station limit were arrested yesterday, some otehrs allegedly involved in teh incident are at large, […]