Tag: Sorcery

Self-styled godman beaten up on suspicion of practising sorcery

Balasore: A self-styled godman was beaten up black and blue by locals of Bulunia village under Manipur Khunta police limits in the district for allegedly practising black magic. As per reports, a woman of the village, Sushila Khilar had taken her daughter-in-law to the ashram of the self-styled godman as she was suffering from fever. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Suspected of practising sorcery, villager killed in Koraput

Jeypore: A villager was killed on the suspicion of practising witchcraft in Bandhugaon of Koraput district. The matter came to fore after wife of the deceased, Renda Bidika of Turugudi village lodged a police complaint alleging that her husband, Rameya was murdered and his dead body was burnt in Lungu village. The complainant further stated […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Superstitions rule roost: women branded witches, roughed up  

Nabarangpur: Blind faith on superstitious practices went awry as three women who were asked to perform puja for well being of some ailing villagers were later branded witches and beaten up on suspicion of practising witchcraft. Such an incident was reported from Sindhiguda village under Papadahandi police limits today. As per information, locals of the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Woman hacked to death by nephew over suspected sorcery

Baripada: A woman was hacked to death by nephew on suspicion of practising sorcery at Thakursahi village under Kaptipada police limits last evening. When the deceased, identified as Gumi Murmu, had gone to a local market, nephew Rupal Murmu called his aunt to nearby river bank and slit her throat with a sharp weapon. Cops […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
5-yr-old girl killed using ‘black magic’

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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Witchcraft haunts again: Woman, 2 kids killed in Mayurbhanj

Rairangpur: A day after bodies of two children were found in a forest near Jhipabandha village here in Mayurbhanj district, decomposed body of their mother was traced in the same forest today. Two youths who were detained over suspicion of killing the trio have confessed to the crime before police. The youths admitted that they […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Aged couple hacked to death

Baripada: Police is on the lookout of the assailants in connection with the brutal murder of an aged couple whose body was found lying in a pool of blood inside their house in Kathachua Ambadahi village in Mayurbhanj district late on Monday night. The incident came to light this morning after the villagers found the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
7 held for ‘killing’ two ‘black magic practitioners’

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Tribal murder: Court awards lifer to one, 3-year imprisonment to 31

Phulbani: The District Sessions Court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to one person and three-year imprisonment to 31 in connection with the brutal murder of a tribal of Gadamaha village under Brahmanigan police station limits in April, 2010, suspecting him of practising sorcery. The court, in its verdict, awarded life imprisonment to prime accused Mathu […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Koida deaths: Police intensifies probe, six suspects detained

Sundergarh: A day after five members of a family were brutally murdered at Indupur village, police today detained two more persons in connection with the incident. Earlier, four persons mostly neighbours of the deceased Mangiri Munda were detained for interrogation. According to sources, the four persons confessed to have killed Mangiri and her four children […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Shocking Tales Of Witch-hunting In Odisha: One Killed, 2 Injured

These are shocking images from Rameyapalli village under Sriramchandrapur Panchayat of Ganjam district in Odisha. These pictures that went viral purportedly show three persons being thrashed and subjected to inhuman torture on June 19th.

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  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Woman poisoned for practicing witchcraft, accused duo arrested

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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Three of family killed over 'sorcery' in Gunupur

Rayagada: Three members of a family were found murdered for allegedly practising sorcery at Ukambaguda village in Gunupur area of the district today. The deceased have been identified as Gopal Sabar, Lakhmi Sabar and Jankini Sabar. All of them were missing since February 23. Daughter of Gopal, Sabita Sabar has alleged that her family members […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Elderly Man Killed On Suspicion Of Sorcery In Odisha

Berhampur: A 70-year-old man was hacked to death over suspicion of practising sorcery in Dhobadipatpur village under Purusottampur police limits in Ganjam district on Tuesday. As per reports, one Murali Pradhan of the same village allegedly killed Krushna Pradhan by slitting his throat with a sharp weapon. Later, Murali surrendered at Hinjili police station along […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Elderly Man Killed On Suspicion Of Sorcery In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: An elderly man was allegedly beaten to death on suspicion of practising witchcraft at Sendhakap village under Sadar Police limits of the district on Saturday. According to sources, one Dinabandhu Munda of the village was allegedly murdered while he was sleeping in his house late on Saturday night. Dinabandhu’s family members alleged that seven […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021