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.
However, late on Wednesday night, a group of villagers entered Dai’s house, dragged him outside and beat him till he fell dead.
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.
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.
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.
Chakapada police in Kandhamal district on Tuesday exhumed the body of an elderly man who was missing since March 22.
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.
The family decided to take matters into its own hands and started beating up the couple after tying them up.