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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019
news about Witchcraft
Aug 15, 2019 00:41
The accused, identified as Shivlal Tudu, has been arrested. Police said Tudu hacked Oping Tudu, 70, and Koki Tudu, 65, to death by sharp weapons. read more
Jul 09, 2019 15:28
Violence over suspicion of witchcraft is on the rise in the state despite the promulgation of the Odisha Prevention of Witch-hunting Act, 2013. read more
Mar 17, 2019 01:16
Sonua police station officer-in-charge, Kuldip Kumar said that the headless body of the victim, Phulmani Devi was found on the railway track at the manned railway crossing between Asantaliya and Baidhmara on the morning of March 3. read more
Feb 05, 2019 09:24
As per police records, Dumka saw 11 witch hunt murders in 2014, along with one incident each in 2016 and 2017. Kalyani Sharan, chairperson of the state women’s commission said that superstition and lack of education resulted in such incidents, mostly... read more
Dec 27, 2018 09:43
Police said that in a bid to gain mastery of witchcraft the accused had gone to the extent of consuming human and animal blood. A duck with a severed head along with an injured calf tethered to a wooden post was found near Devi’s body. read more
Oct 22, 2018 17:54
Tribals constitute only 1.1% of Rohtas district’ population and are deeply mired in superstitious practices. Hundreds of women have been killed in the past few years on suspicion of being witches in the state. read more
Oct 22, 2018 11:23
Rajkali Devi was attacked in Redia village with traditional weapons and a part of her tongue was cut off leaving her seriously injured, police said. read more
Oct 11, 2018 09:19
According to local residents, headmen of the village branded the man a witch and ordered that he be killed. Subsequently, the punishment was reduced to his fingers being cut off. read more
Aug 02, 2018 21:55
On August 8, 2015, a village mob in Ranchi district had hacked five women to death after branding them witches. read more
Aug 02, 2018 21:08
A top police official said Krishnan had been practising witchcraft for the past several years and collecting money from local people promising to bring them luck and rid them of ‘doshas’ (evil-effects). read more
Jun 23, 2018 01:12
Spells to repel ex-lovers; potions to attract money; shortages of sage; weird customers. See what’s brewing at Mumbai’s only Wiccan store read more
Apr 17, 2018 19:54
A family member of the three brothers was ill for a long time and they suspected that the victims’ black magic was responsible for it. read more
Apr 15, 2018 11:16
A city court held the man guilty of sexually assaulting and inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl after sending her mother out to get some items to be used in treatment of a backache. read more