Tag: Superstition

Don’t Eat Meat Or Snake Will Kill You
Villagers Turn Vegetarian In Fear Of Snake Bite

Eat meat and get killed by venomous snake.This village in Bhuban block under Dhenkanal district has taken up a vegetarian lifestyle fearing an age old superstition.

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  • Friday, 04 November 2022
Village That Trusts Sorcerers Not Doctors
People Trust In Sorcerers More Than Doctors In This Odisha Village

Superstitious practices rampant in village Tribal village in Odisha's Malkangiri. People trust witch-doctors more than doctors.

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  • Monday, 31 October 2022
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
Hot iron branding kills 9 month old baby in Odisha
Hot iron branding kills 9 month old baby in Odisha

According to a report, Rupesh was detected with fever apart from cold and cough a few days ago. 

  • Saturday, 30 July 2022
Elderly woman stoned to death over ‘witchcraft’ suspicion in Odisha 
Elderly woman stoned to death over ‘witchcraft’ suspicion in Odisha 

The family members spotted her blood-soaked body and immediately informed the police about the incident. 

  • Friday, 17 June 2022
Witch Hunting
Odisha Woman Kept Under House Arrest Over Suspicion Of Practicing 'Black Magic'

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.

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  • Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Four-year-old girl raped in Baripada; 3 youths detained

Mayurbhanj: A 4-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped in Baripada and the matter came to light after a complaint was lodged at Badasahi Police Station today. The girl has been admitted to Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital while cops have detained 3 youths in connection with the case and have started interrogation. “An investigation […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
56 infants branded with hot iron in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Firmly in the clutches of age -old superstitions, some people still follow practices which are not only hazardous but also are seemingly obstinate to eradicate. In an attempt to cure ailments, infants in many parts of Odisha are still subjected to the torture of being branded with hot iron rods. In one such incident […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Man killed, body burnt over superstitious belief

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Minor girl beaten with stick over superstition

Balasore: Superstition continues its grip on the State as a minor girl was beaten in the middle of the road with a stick by a sorcerer in presence of her family members and locals in Jaipur village under Nilagiri police limits here on Thursday. According to reports, the health condition of the girl continued to […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Superstitions led expectant mother to bleed for hours before being rescued

Rayagada: Superstition and inhumanity touched heights after family members of an expectant mother denied to touch her, leave alone carry her to the hospital in Kalyansinghpur late on Friday night. The incident reported from Singhamuhi village under Karapa Panchayat took place when the woman complained of labour pain yesterday. Soon, an Asha worker reached and […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Blind faith: Girl living as recluse in forest draws huge crowd

Nabarangpur: In a glaring example of blind faith, a teenage girl who is living as a recluse inside a forest in Nabarangpur for reasons unknown is drawing large number of people who believe her to be possessed by some divine spirit. Dali Mahali, 15-year old daughter of Jagat Mahali of Dhanasuli village in Tumbarla Panchayat […]

  • 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
Hot iron branding: 11 cases in 2 months in Keonjhar!

Keonjhar: In yet another display of superstition-based inhuman behaviour in the rural areas, a five-year-old boy was branded with hot iron by family members to cure stomach ailments here in the district on Friday. This is 11th case reported in a span of two months. According to sources, the incident occurred in Kundurupanu village under […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
7-year-old branded with hot iron again in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: At a time when medical science has transcended barriers, age old superstitions seem to have held ground in the rural areas of the state as far as healthcare is concerned. A 7-year-old being branded with hot iron in Keonjhar today corroborates the fact. The infant from Phuljhara village under Banspal block here was branded […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021