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Odisha man beheaded, buried in forest on sorcery suspicion

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By Express News Service

BERHAMPUR: Unease prevailed in B.Nuagaon village inside Khalikote police limits right here, after the headless physique of an aged man was discovered buried in a forest on Tuesday. The deceased was recognized as 60-year-old Judhistir Pradhan. His relations alleged that he was killed by a relative on suspicion of sorcery.

On Sunday, Judhistir left house on his bicycle to get photo-copies of some paperwork however didn’t return. Family members launched a frantic search however weren’t in a position to hint him. They reported the matter to police on Monday and continued their search.

On Monday night, the paperwork of Judhistir, his slippers and bicycle have been discovered within the close by forest. Since a freshly dug spot was discovered close to the place, locals knowledgeable police suspecting that the aged man might need been buried there.

A police crew reached the spot however couldn’t dig the place attributable to darkness. Two constables have been deployed to maintain a watch. In the morning, police with assist of a scientific crew dug up the place and exhumed Judhistir’s headless physique. The head was discovered buried close by.

Basing on the allegations of Judhistir’s relations, police picked up 4 individuals for questioning and despatched the physique for post-mortem. Last month, an analogous sorcery-related ghastly incident was reported in Chamakhandi. Three individuals have been brutally crushed up and their enamel eliminated on suspicion of witchcraft follow. One of them died whereas the remaining two are nonetheless in trauma.

Occurrence of sorcery-related violence is frequent in Ganjam. Regular consciousness drives by the administration have failed to finish the social evil as sorcery instances are nonetheless being reported within the district yearly.