Adding to the mystery, a woman of the village has been claiming to have been possessed by Goddess and told that the oozing out of milk from the tree was nothing but a miracle of Goddess.
Baripada: Despite a lot of awareness to shun blind belief & superstitions, several people mostly in rural areas of Odisha are yet to break the shackles of such evil practices. In a brutal outcome of such retrograde behaviour, a man allegedly killed a woman of his village and later walked into police station with the […]
Bolangir: In a major breakthrough, four persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the brutal murder of a couple in a kangaroo court over ‘witchcraft suspicion’ in Chiktamal village within Larambha Police limits in Bolangir on September 16. The accused- Narayan Bariha, Swarup Ghibhela, Gouranga Podh and Krushna Bariha- have confessed to the crime, […]
Bargarh: In yet another instance of blind faith, a family in Bargarh district sought the help of a tantrik to revive a dead woman. As per reports, the family members of one Saptashila Bhoi had rushed her to the hospital suspecting that she was bitten by a venomous snake on Saturday. However, she was declared […]
Jharsuguda: At a time when a lot is being done to promote equality, instances of caste-based discrimination are really disconcerting. In a glaring example, a minor boy had to carry the body of his mother on a bicycle after villagers refused to assist him in funeral in Jharsuguda. Such a shocking incident has been reported […]
Angul: Despite lot of awareness, villagers in several parts of Odisha continue fall prey to superstitions and other blind beliefs. In one such incident, a family hired a sorcerer to revive a dead woman in Angul. According to reports, a woman identified as Rinki Barik was bitten by a venomous snake on Saturday. Though the […]
Keonjhar: Despite rigorous campaigns, brutal killings over superstition and blind beliefs continue unabated in rural parts of Odisha. In one such incident, a youth was allegedly beaten to death over suspicion of practising witchcraft at Pidhapokhari village under Bamebari police limits of Keonjhar district. The deceased identified as Sudam Munda was beaten to death by […]
Kandhamal: A man was beaten to death and his body set on fire allegedly over suspicion of practising witchcraft at Badabanga village under Daringbadi police limits in Kandhamal district. The deceased has been identified as Subhas Chandra Majhi. The matter came to light after the wife of the deceased Subhasini lodged a complaint with the […]