witch hunt

Two Assam women branded as ‘witches’, assaulted by tea garden workers

As their assailants have threatened to kill them if they return to the garden, the victims, Maloti Bhumij and Rajmoni Bhumij, were taking shelter at a police station. 

published on : 4th August 2019

No end to witch-hunting: 15 people lost lives in Jharkhand this year

Witch-hunting, a recurring social evil in Jharkhand, has already claimed 15 lives so far this year, according to the official data of State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB). 

published on : 23rd July 2019

Sorcery practice haunts Odisha's Rayagada, 20 lives claimed in nine years

Despite the implementation of the Orissa Prevention of Witch Hunting, Act, 2013, that entails penalty for practising and abetting sorcery, as many as 20 persons have been killed in Odisha's Rayagada. 

published on : 10th July 2019

Woman killed for practising 'black magic', three held, minor detained

During the investigation, the four accused were interrogated and they confessed to have committed the crime.

published on : 16th June 2019