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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.

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]