Chhattisgarh: Woman forced to walk on burning coal & iron nails; three held
The police arrested two women and a man and detained a minor boy, who claimed to be a tantrik.
Sorcery rumours: Odisha villagers afraid to send girls to school
Sources said a group of people with the help of a sorcery practitioner, have allegedly been carrying out witchcraft at an isolated place on the banks of Nandabrat river in Samang village.
Plea in Kerala HC seeking law to prohibit practice of black magic, sorcery
A bench headed by the Chief Justice S Manikumar which had on Tuesday considered the plea, asked the government what was the reason for the delay in passing such a statute.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parents junk IIT-B's probe report on Darshan Solanki suicide
German bishop resigns, cites responsibility in abuse scandal
FM Nirmala Sitharaman reviews PSBs performance amid stress in US banking system
Vigil intensified in UP border districts after intel alert that Amritpal may flee to Nepal
Popular Malayalam actor Innocent continues to be critical, on ECMO support
World boxing championships: Nitu Ghanghas becomes world champion with 5-0 win