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10 Villagers Arrested for Sorcery Killing

Published: 15th July 2015 03:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2015 03:52 AM   |  A+A-

RAYAGADA:Ten persons, who were detained on Monday for their alleged involvement in sorcery killing in Kana village under Bissamcuttack police limits of Rayagada district, were arrested on Tuesday.

Among them, three are minors and one is a ward member of Kana village Sukru Kalaka, said IIC Satya Kumar Nanda.

The others are Benia Tuika, Singana Kalaka, Ami Kalaka, Ghasiram Tuika, Natural Kalaka, Makara Kalaka.

On Sunday, Jagabandhu Kalaka was beaten and burnt alive in Kana village by a group of villagers who suspected him to be practising sorcery. The matter came to light after Jagabandhu’s father Ramsingh and three other family members lodged a complaint at Bissamcuttack police station.

On Sunday morning, Jagabandhu was returning from the forest when a group of villagers assaulted him. When his family members came to know about it, they rescued Jagabandhu and brought him home. Later in the evening, the villagers barged into Jagabandhu’s house and dragged him outside. The villagers assaulted him severely and after he fell unconscious, they took him to outskirts of the village and set him on fire.

On Tuesday, a five-member scientific team collected ashes and bones of Jagabandhu from the crime scene. Some blood-soaked clothes of the deceased were also seized from his house.

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