Police arrested a man for allegedly performing black magic in his house at Marepalli village in A Kondur mandal on Monday morning.
The woman alleged that her in-laws harassed her for dowry and had sent her back to her parents for several months. She also complained that her husband had also re-married so that he could get a son.
The culprits tied the two women with ropes and threatened to kill them if they didn’t leave the village within a day.
The suspects attacked Siliveru Mallaiah with sharp weapons while he was grazing buffaloes in the fields and killed him on the spot, the police said.
An elderly couple were attacked by their neighbours over suspicions of black magic in Madhira town of Khammam district.
A 25-year-old crossdresser was brutally killed on suspicion of performing black magic at Bollepally village in Tadvai mandal, late on Thursday night.
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.
Unable to bear the torment any longer, the victims approached Guduru police and filed a complaint through a email.
The bench said there is no reason why a person above 18 can't be allowed to choose his religion.
The plea filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has also sought directions to ascertain the feasibility of appointing a committee to enact a Conversion of Religion Act to check the abuse of religion
Controversy sparked off when video of the incident went viral and a complaint was lodged at Baliapal police station on November 28, 2020 by social activist Anuj Mohapatra and four others.
Blurring the lines between delusion, superstition and blind faith, it's a narrative that cuts across lines of class, religion and literacy, say experts.
Kanganheri is a village spooked after three of its women reported that their braids had been chopped while they were sleeping.