Tag: Witchcraft

Sorcery whiff in attack on minor boy!

Balasore: A four-year-old boy is now battling for life at a hospital in Nilagiri in Balasore after he was rescued in a critical condition from his house late on Saturday. It is suspected that it could be a case of alleged human sacrifice as a black cloth was wrapped around the minor boy’s neck with […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Man attacks sister-in-law over suspicion of practising witchcraft

Keonjhar: Superstition can lead to severe consequences as it happened in case of a woman who was murderously attacked by her brother-in-law over allegation of  practising  black magic in Keonjhar today. According to information, the incident took place at Deuladiha village under Sadar police limits in Keonjhar district where the woman identified as Laxmipriya was […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Police nabs 2 accused behind double murder in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Kaliemela police on Tuesday arrested two persons in connection with the double murder near Venkatpalam village under Kaliemela block on November 18 here in the district. The two arrested persons have been identified as Ratnaya Majhi and Durjo Pandara. Earlier, mutilated bodies of  the two persons, identified as Enkat Rao and Lachama Kurami were […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Tied to tree, 5 Women beaten up by mob; video goes viral

Mayurbhanj: Suspected of practising witchcraft, five women were tied to a tree and beaten up by a furious mob in Madhupur village under Badasahi police limits of Mayurbhanj district. The incident which took place on October 22 last month, came to the fore today after its video footage got viral on social media. According to […]

  • 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
Vow of silence breaks: Baripada family speaks up!

Baripada: The family of Bartana village under Rasagobindpur block in Mayurbhanj district has finally broken its silence revealing that it was not witchcraft that forced them to a self-inflicted silence. Revealing the reason behind the family’s vow of silence, the elder son of the family Pradeep Ram said the family lost its entire savings in […]

  • 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
Mother, daughter hacked over suspected witchcraft

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a woman and her daughter were hacked to death for allegedly practising witchcraft in Ragadisahi of Telkoi in Keonjhar district. The deceased have been identified as Kalabati Dalanaik (55) and her 15-year-old daughter Seema. Kalabati’s husband Bhubana and son (22) have also been injured after the family was attacked by […]

  • Wednesday, 21 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
Man invokes 'God's wish' to beat uncle to death in fake ritual

Malkangiri: In a sensational yet bizarre incident, a man beat his uncle to death as part of his witchcraft ritual and tried to cover up the incident by terming the whole episode as ‘God’s wish’. The incident occurred in Pulimetala Village in Malkangiri, where accused Ramesh Padiami tried to mislead people by arranging a witch-hunting […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Man lynched for practising witchcraft

Berhampur: A 50-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by some villagers on suspicion of practising witchcraft at Dhepaguda in Ganjam district, police said today. After killing the victim, identified as Prakash Mallick, the villagers tried to dispose off the body at cremation ground last night to hide the crime, a police official said. “We […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Shocking! GRP engages 'tantrik' to solve theft case in Bihar

Patna/Siwan: Belive it or not, the Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel in Bihar’s Siwan district are banking on a “tantrik” (occultist) to crack a case of theft and catch the thief, a police officer said on Wednesday. Instead of using high-tech gadgets and conducting a scientific investigation, the GRP has sought the help of a […]

  • Wednesday, 07 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