Tag: Sorcery

Blind Beliefs
Black Magic, Sorcery Rampant As Unknown Disease Claims Lives

This is tribal-dominated Paraja Sahi in Tentulikhunti of Nabarangpur district. An unknown disease claimed 5 lives in 10 days in the village.Villagers called a sorcerer & made animal sacrifices.

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  • Tuesday, 18 October 2022
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Elderly man beaten to death over ‘witchcraft’ suspicion in Rayagada

The incident occurred late Wednesday night while Dai along with his wife and two sons was asleep at his home. Meanwhile, a mob stormed into their house and assaulted the whole family.

  • Thursday, 04 August 2022
Witch Hunting
Odisha Ranks 2nd In Country For Witch Hunting, Proposes Law To Deal With Menace

The NCRB data reveals that as many as 26 individuals were killed in Odisha over suspicion of allegedly practising witchcraft in 2015.

  • Monday, 20 December 2021
Old Woman Ostracised Over Suspected Sorcery
Ostracised By Society, Embraced By Nature: Odisha Centenarian Living In Jungle For 25 Yrs

What is shocking is that she was forced to adopt the woods as her home after villagers drove her away from the village suspecting her to be a witch, practices sorcery. She has been living in a shack for over a quarter century now.

  • Monday, 20 December 2021
3 Siblings Thrashed, Slapped With Rs 1 Lakh Fine By Kangaroo Court Over Sorcery Suspicion

In yet another instance of social injustice by a kangaroo court, three siblings were brutally thrashed and slapped with a fine of Rs 1 lakh as a punishment for allegedly practising sorcery at Hudisahi under Berhampur police limits in Balasore district.

  • Saturday, 09 October 2021
Elderly couple attacked
Elderly Couple Attacked By Villagers Over Suspicion Of Practicing Sorcery

An elderly couple sustained critical injuries after being attacked by a mob in Sunapur village under Golanthara Police limits of Ganjam district. The elderly couple was attacked over suspicion of practicing sorcery.

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  • Saturday, 21 August 2021
Elderly Couple Attacked Over Black Magic Suspicion In Odisha’s Ganjam
Elderly Couple Attacked Over Black Magic Suspicion In Odisha’s Ganjam

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.

  • Friday, 20 August 2021
oman, Daughter Attacked Over Suspicion Of Sorcery
Witch Hunting In Odisha: Woman, Daughter Attacked Over Suspicion Of Sorcery

The victim duo has taken shelter at the house of a local resident Sibashankar Hansda, who is a teacher by profession.

  • Wednesday, 11 August 2021
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Man allegedly beaten to death on suspicion of practising sorcery

Nuapada: An elderly man was allegedly beaten to death on suspicion of practising sorcery at Khairani village of the district. The body of the deceased, identified as Tularam Majhi of Khairani village, was recovered today morning. According to sources, the mutilated body of Tularam was recovered inside a gunny bag near Chanamunda dam under Lakhana […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Sorcerer infuses mantras to dead man over phone to bring him alive!

A few kilometres from where India’s ‘supersonic’ interceptor missiles are test fired so often, relatives of a man who died of snakebite today attempted to bring him back to life by asking a sorcerer to use his supernatural powers and recite mantras over phone.

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Nine sentenced to death in Gunupur triple murder case

Gunupur: The Additional District and Sessions Judge Court, Gunupur today awarded death sentence to nine persons in connection with the 2016 triple murder incident at Kitunga village in Rayagada district. ADJ Subhendu Kumar Pati pronounced the death sentence on basis of statements by several witnesses. Earlier in September 2016, three persons of a family, including […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Rayagada witchcraft
Husband makes futile attempt to bring dead wife back to life

Rayagada: The tribal-dominated Rayagada district continues to hog the limelight when it comes to sorcery-related issues. In a fresh incident, a man made futile attempts and performed witchcraft (sorcery) for almost 22 hours to bring his dead wife back to life at Sibapadar panchayat under Muniguda block in the district. The deceased wife has been […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Couple forced to eat human faeces

Nabarangpur: A couple was made to eat human faeces on suspicion of practising sorcery at Sargibahal under Chandahandi block of Nabarangpur district. A case has been registered in this regard following which police have launched an investigation. According to police, the couple was practising ayurvedic treatment but the villagers suspected them to be sorcerers and […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Man beaten up, forced to eat human faeces for practising sorcery

Berhampur: A day after a man was lynched by a mob for allegedly practising sorcery in Daringbadi area of Kandhamal, another man was subjected to inhuman torture over similar allegations in Khallikote area of Ganjam district today. According to sources, one Bhaskar Swain was beaten up severely with wooden plank after being tied to a […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Woman beaten to death; 2 held for sorcery

Jagatsinghpur: A woman has been beaten to death while sorcery was allegedly being performed on her near Balia square in Kujang of Jagatsinghpur district. The dead body was recovered this morning. The Kujang police have detained a woman and her daughter in this connection and are interrogating them. According to sources, the deceased woman was […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021