Black magic
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Avoid ads on black magic, Kerala CM tells media

“The media should stop giving advertisements on black magic practices like ‘chathanseva’ and ‘mashinottam’ that would influence people.

published on : 1st January 2023
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Accused ‘godwoman’ says complainant gave gold on her own to settle debt

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.

published on : 12th December 2022
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Black magic: Godwoman, associates swindle gold, money from family

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

published on : 11th December 2022
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Six of family, including four children, found dead in Rajasthan

Family head, Pappu Gameti, strangulated his wife and their children before dying by suicide at their home in Jhadoli village, said police.

published on : 21st November 2022
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Black magic? Days after burial, girl’s head missing

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.

published on : 28th October 2022
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Priest performed black magic, deserved to die, says killer

Subsequently, Vinay approached childhood friend Bala and the latter’s associates, who promised to help him without expecting any money in return.

published on : 19th October 2022
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Human sacrifice: Body parts were stored in fridge, reveals probe

Asked about that, DCP S Sasidharan, who is heading the special investigation team, said such details are being probed.

published on : 16th October 2022
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Human sacrifice: Police follow Shafi’s money trail in search for a fourth

The SIT also searched Shafi’s rented house for nearly six hours on Friday and recovered papers of vehicles he possesses and other documents.

published on : 15th October 2022
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Eight years after the Act, sorcery violence remains a challenge in Odisha

However, activists claim human sacrifices are under-reported by kin of the victims as well as police.

published on : 14th October 2022
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Husband-wife duo in Kerala perform sorcery in front of boy, video triggers protest

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.

published on : 14th October 2022
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Human sacrifice accused Shafi flouted bail terms in rape case to leave Kochi

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.

published on : 14th October 2022
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Human sacrifice: Cops suspect more women have fallen prey to Shafi

The judicial first class magistrate court sent the three accused -- Shafi, Bhagawal Singh and Laila -- to police custody till 5 pm on October 24.

published on : 14th October 2022
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‘Magical cures’ thrive in Kerala despite rigorous laws

Popularity of conmen makes it difficult for police to make arrests; most victims refrain from complaining due to embarassment

published on : 13th October 2022
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Kerala human sacrifice: Worker who dug waste pit on Elanthoor couple’s house premises in shock

When I rode on my scooter to the workplace, I had seen him in front of his house.

published on : 13th October 2022
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Blurred image of Padmam getting into car trapped seasoned criminal Shafi

Mohammed Shafi, alias Rasheed, 52, a crooked criminal accused in several cases, was a hard nut to crack during interrogation, investigators have said.

published on : 13th October 2022
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Kerala human sacrifice: DCP’S intuition led police team to crack case

A routine woman missing case was reported at Kadavanthra station of the Kochi City police on September 26.

published on : 13th October 2022
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Sorcery not limited to any religion in Kerala, bishop had ‘sanctified’ house with menstrual blood

Superstitious beliefs and black magic rituals are not limited to any particular religion.

published on : 13th October 2022
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Elanthoor infamous for witchcraft, 4-year-old girl was killed 25 years ago

While Panicker was living with Sukumari, he fell in love with a woman called Seena from Cherthala in Alappuzha.

published on : 13th October 2022
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Law to ban black magic on anvil in Kerala as human sacrifice news sends shockwaves

The draft is being vetted by the Home Department and will  be sent to the Law Department next.

published on : 13th October 2022
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Probe soon into missing cases written off as undetected

The police officer said there were complaints pertaining to missing of entire family members. 

published on : 13th October 2022
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