STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Father, son lynched to death in Odisha's Muthaguda village over sorcery suspicion

According to the Dalabehera family, recently, a minor boy died in the village and a group of villagers suspected the duo of causing his death by black magic.

Published: 14th June 2021 09:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2021 09:42 AM   |  A+A-

Sorcery, black magic

For representational purposes

By Express News Service

BERHAMPUR:  In yet another shocking incident of witch hunting, a father-son duo was mercilessly beaten to death on the suspicion of sorcery in Gajapati district on Saturday night. The deceased were identified as Luk Dalabehera and Anak Dalabehera of Muthaguda village within Adaba police limits. The ghastly incident took place late in the night. 

According to the Dalabehera family, recently, a minor boy died in the village and a group of villagers suspected Luk and Anak of causing his death by black magic. On being confronted, the father-son duo pleaded innocence and matter was put to rest.

After lying low for some days, the group of villagers held a meeting on Saturday night before reaching the Dalabehera house. They took Luk and Anak to a nearby forest and beat them mercilessly. While Luk died on the spot, Anak managed to escape and returned home but only to breathe his last. 

Following the incident, family members lodged a complaint with Adaba police. On Sunday, sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) of R Udaygiri Dillip Kumar Nayak reached the village and seized the bodies. The SDPO said investigation is on to ascertain the reason behind the murderous attack and identify the accused.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp