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Man burns wife for success in business

The man burnt his wife's body after cutting it into pieces at the behest of a tantrik who assured him that this would bring him success.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2006 20:00 IST

A man in Orissa has burnt his wife's body after cutting it into pieces at the behest of a tantrik (black magician) who assured him that this would bring him success in his business.

The gory incident took place on March 23 at Kalimela town in the southern district of Malkangiri, but came to light when a child who witnessed the act disclosed it last week.

T Rama, 45, used to make and sell snacks at his home in Kalimela where he had settled 15 years ago, the official said.

Though his business flourished initially, Rama had been facing a financial crisis for the past three months. To find a way out of his troubles, he visited Tamil Nadu and sought the help of a tantrik there, the official said.

Rama returned with the tantrik who told him that his wife was a devil and was responsible for his failing business. The tantrik suggested that he could be rid of all his problems if he sacrificed his wife.

The two hatched a plan and first burnt a black cat in the oven in Rama's shop with the help of a boy who worked there.

They then killed her by strangulating her and cut her body into pieces. They subsequently burnt the body in the oven.

The official said a special squad had been formed to nab both the men who were absconding.