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Tag: Witch Hunting

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
Odisha Court Upholds Death Penalty Of Nine In 'Witch-Hunting' Case
Odisha Court Upholds Death Penalty Of Nine In 'Witch-Hunting' Case

Rayagada district judge today upheld the judgement passed by Gunupur Additional District and Sessions judge in 2019.

  • Thursday, 21 October 2021
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
Witch Hunting In Odisha
‘Witch Hunting’ Leaves One Dead, Two Injured In Odisha

One person lost his life while as many as two others had to sustain injuries after facing the wrath of public over suspicion of practicing witchcraft.

  • Sunday, 20 June 2021
Two killed over ‘witchcraft’ suspicion in Mayurbhanj; one injured

Mayurbhanj: Two women were brutally hacked to death over suspicion of practising witchcraft at Madhupur village under Rairangpur police limits in the district here today. Both the women were killed by one Shyam Bashker who later surrendered before police after committing the crime. Police sources said the accused confessed to have killed the two women […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
70-year-old killed on suspicion of witchcraft in Sundergarh

Sundergarh: In yet another shocking incident of witch branding, an elderly woman was killed at Jagdishpur village under Kuanrmunda block in Sundergarh district on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Birasi Birla (70). Birla was beaten to death by a youth identified as Ghanshyam Ekka of the same village yesterday. According to reports, Ghanshyam […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
3 get lifer for gang rape, murder over witchcraft suspicion

Keonjhar: As the first conviction following the enactment of Odisha Prevention of Witch-hunting Act, 3 persons were been awarded life sentence for a double murder and gang rape over witchcraft suspension in Kolhahundula under Joda police limits in Keonjhar. The verdict was pronounced by the Keonjhar District and Sessions court. Two other were acquitted by […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021

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