Tag: Witchcraft

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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
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
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
Police Rescue Woman Under House Arrest For Witchcraft
Odisha: Police Rescue Woman Held In Captivity Over ‘Witchcraft’

The Berhampur Police in Balasore rescued a woman suspected to have been practicing witchcraft on Monday.

  • Monday, 23 August 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
Body of woman, her 4 children found inside well

Koida: Bodies of a woman and her four children were recovered from a well near a house in Indupur village under Koida Police limits of Sundergarh district today. On basis of a complaint filed by the husband of the woman, Sudam Munda, police have detained four persons. Police recovered the bodies from the well with […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Woman attacked by neighbour over ‘witchcraft’ suspicion

Sundergarh: A woman sustained grievous injures after she was attacked by her neighbour on suspicion of practising witchcraft at Pampara village under Badagaon police limits of the district today. The injured has been identified as Dukhi Bariha. As per reports, Bariha was allegedly tortured and harassed by her neighbour, Rama Barik and his family members […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Witchcraft whiff in youth's murder in Gajapati

Gajapati: A youth was allegedly hacked to death at Dambuguda village under Mohana police station limits in Gajapati district. The deceased has been identified as Mikhael Pradhan. According to reports, one Mishial Parichha of the same village allegedly attacked Mikhael when the latter was returning home yesterday. Preliminary investigation reveals that the youth was murdered […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Family detained by villagers for three days on suspicion of practicing witchcraft

Balasore: Police today rescued a family that was held captive for three days by villagers of Kantabania under Shyamsundarpur panchayat  in Balasore district on suspicion of practicing witchcraft. As per reports the three persons including a couple were attacked and detained by locals on Saturday and not even allowing the trio to visit the hospital […]

  • Monday, 26 July 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
Elderly man thrashed on suspicion of witchcraft

Balasore: A 70-year-old man was brutally attacked by a fellow villager on suspicion of practising witchcraft in Nilgiri area of Balasore district last night. Sources said the nephew of one Chhaturam Singh of Baghamara village under Jambudia Panchayat of the district was ailing for a long time. Holding the old man identified as Ramachandra Singh […]

  • Monday, 26 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
Woman beaten to death on suspicion of witchcraft

Rourkela: It seems that the practice of branding women as ‘witches’ and torturing them continues unabated in remote areas in Odisha. This was again evident after a 52-year-old woman was beaten to death by a mob on suspicion of practising witchcraft at Latakhandi village under Kuanarmunda police limits in Sundergarh district late on Friday night. […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021