'Implement Witch Hunting Act, stop sorcery': NHRC directs Odisha government 

Acting on a petition filed by rights activist and SC lawyer Radhakanta Tripathy, the apex human rights watchdog has asked the Chief Secretary to regularly monitor the implementation of the act. 

published on : 8th August 2022

Man killed in Odisha on suspicion of practising sorcery

However, late on Wednesday night, a group of villagers entered Dai’s house, dragged him outside and beat him till he fell dead.

published on : 6th August 2022

Man killed over ‘sorcery’ in Chheratangar village , culprit surrenders

Police said, after prolonged illness and treatment of his parents when they did not recover, Jamuda thought it to be the impact of sorcery by Sambhu Lohar.

published on : 5th May 2022

Ex-sarpanch hacked to death over suspicion of sorcery in Balaram Prasad village

A former sarpanch was brutally hacked to death by a youth over suspicion of sorcery in Balaram Prasad village within Nalco police limits here on Tuesday.

published on : 4th May 2022

Odisha HC acquits 18 in Kandhamal sorcery lynching case

All 18 persons involved in a 1998 lynching incident at Duguripari village under G Udaygiri police station limits in Kandhamal district, have been acquitted by the Orissa High Court on Tuesday.

published on : 21st April 2022

Missing elderly man’s body exhumed from forest, two arrested for murder

Chakapada police in Kandhamal district on Tuesday exhumed the body of an elderly man who was missing since March 22.

published on : 30th March 2022

Odisha woman beaten up on suspicion of sorcery

Sources said, Budhuram and his family claimed that due to Pana’s sorcery their 25-year-old daughter, who suffers from thyroid dysfunction, is not getting better.

published on : 17th February 2022

Telangana: Couple tied to pole, thrashed by relatives on sorcery suspicion

The family decided to take matters into its own hands and started beating up the couple after tying them up.

published on : 15th February 2022