A teenage girl died and five others fell ill due to suspected food poisoning when an occultist had come to a house for exorcising ritual in Pulwama district of Kashmir.
The 15-year-old girl, Rohi Jan, and five others, including her father, mother, the occultist and his assistant, were lying unconscious in the house in Bohu village of Awanitpora area, 35 kms from here, this morning, police said.
They were rushed to a hospital where Rohi was declared brought dead.
The occultist, Nazir Ahmad, had come to the house of Mohammad Shaban last night to exorcise "evil" from his son Mudasir Ahmad, police said.
All the inmates except Mudasir were found unconscious this morning.
Police suspect it to be a case of food poisoning.