EDAPPAL: A complaint has been filed with the Ponnani police regarding the involvement of a sorcerer in the death of a 20-year-old pregnant woman.
Farsana, wife of Kanjiramukku native Nisar, was found unconscious in the house of her husband’s aunt on Friday evening. She later died at a private hospital here. The uncle of the girl, Muhammed Musthaque, has filed a complaint saying that the treatment by a sorcerer led to the death of the woman.
The maternal relatives of the woman allege that her husband’s relatives had brought her to the sorcerer after discharging her from a private hospital where she was undergoing treatment for various physical problems related to pregnancy, two months ago.
The treatment by the sorcerer at Kaladi near Edappal worsened her health condition. She was re-admitted to the hospital to recover her health.
“Farsana was in a very critical stage following the treatment by the sorcerer. She was admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in Thrissur for two weeks. Her husband and relatives forcefully discharged her from the hospital, convincing the hospital authorities that they were going to admit her to another hospital.
“But they again approached the sorcerer for treatment. He convinced the family that the girl was having an evil spirit inside her and that was causing the illness. The disappointing thing is that her father also supported sorcery instead of normal medical treatment”, Shakeeb, a relative of Farsana, said.
Her uncle found her in an unconscious state from the house of her husband’s aunt. He admitted her to a private hospital at Edappal with the help of a few other relatives, but her life could not be saved.
The police have started investigation on a complaint filed by her uncle. However, the police have another version about the incident.
“I have questioned the doctor who did the postmortem examination and it has been confirmed that there are no internal and external injuries on the body of the woman. The internal organs of the woman have been sent for chemical analysis to find out the cause of death. We do not believe the involvement of the sorcerer led to the death of the woman”,
Ponnani Sub-Inspector C J Muhammed Latheef said. Tirur Revenue Divisional Officer K Gopalan, who did the inquest on the body, also confirmed that there were no internal injuries on the body of the woman.