“The media should stop giving advertisements on black magic practices like ‘chathanseva’ and ‘mashinottam’ that would influence people.
The ritual was allegedly conducted after Vidya claimed that the family was under a bad spell. She has also denied that she is a godwoman.
The complaint is that the godwoman, a native of Kaliyikkavila, and her associates asked for money and gold after arriving at the house to conduct a pooja to “bless” the family to get rid of their bad
Family head, Pappu Gameti, strangulated his wife and their children before dying by suicide at their home in Jhadoli village, said police.
Police suspect her head was cut off for black magic since they found a rope, a torch, lemons, turmeric powder, and kumkum near the grave.
Subsequently, Vinay approached childhood friend Bala and the latter’s associates, who promised to help him without expecting any money in return.
Asked about that, DCP S Sasidharan, who is heading the special investigation team, said such details are being probed.
The SIT also searched Shafi’s rented house for nearly six hours on Friday and recovered papers of vehicles he possesses and other documents.
However, activists claim human sacrifices are under-reported by kin of the victims as well as police.
Youth organisations of CPM, Congress and BJP on Thursday staged protests in front of her house forcing the police to take the woman into custody.
The case registered at Puthencruz police station pertains to the rape of a 75-year-old Schedule Caste woman on August 2, 2020 at a house in Aikaranad panchayat.
The judicial first class magistrate court sent the three accused -- Shafi, Bhagawal Singh and Laila -- to police custody till 5 pm on October 24.
Popularity of conmen makes it difficult for police to make arrests; most victims refrain from complaining due to embarassment
When I rode on my scooter to the workplace, I had seen him in front of his house.
Mohammed Shafi, alias Rasheed, 52, a crooked criminal accused in several cases, was a hard nut to crack during interrogation, investigators have said.
A routine woman missing case was reported at Kadavanthra station of the Kochi City police on September 26.
Superstitious beliefs and black magic rituals are not limited to any particular religion.
While Panicker was living with Sukumari, he fell in love with a woman called Seena from Cherthala in Alappuzha.
The draft is being vetted by the Home Department and will be sent to the Law Department next.
The police officer said there were complaints pertaining to missing of entire family members.