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Thursday, August 18, 2011

SUPERSTITIONS: Woman killed over suspected sorcery!

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Express News Service / Last Updated : 18 Aug 2011 11:26:37 AM IST.

BARIPADA: Superstition raised its ugly head again in the tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district. A man in Kaptipada area killed his sister-in-law on Tuesday night over suspected sorcery. 

Police said Pitha Hansda (40) of Katuria-Hudisahi village under Sarat police limits killed his sister-in-law Malha Hansda (42) with a sharp weapon while she was sleeping.

OIC of Sarat police station Birendra Senapati said Pitha and Malha’s husband Nunaram were at loggerheads for long. “As Pitha’s son took ill repeatedly, he suspected Malha of practising black magic on him to take revenge,” Senapati said.

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