In a shocking incident, a man was killed on the suspicion of practising sorcery at Balapadu village under Sesakala police limits in Rayagada district.
The incident came to light after Satya, younger brother of deceased Ghasi Miniaka, lodged an FIR at the local police station.
According to the reports quoting the complaint, the incident occurred Friday night when Ghasi was taking rest at his makeshift house in his farmland. Meanwhile, some miscreants attacked Ghasi with an iron rod as a result of which he died on the spot.
According to the sources, an elderly person had died a few days ago. Later, two sons of the deceased had blamed Ghasi for practising sorcery and killing their father. They had also threatened to kill him. The sources also added, while a complaint has been lodged against the brothers, the two accused persons are absconding since the incident.
Based on the complaint, police have registered a case and launched a manhunt to trace the culprits. The investigation into the matter is underway.
This is not the first time such incident has come to light, earlier last year, a youth killed his uncle and aunt on suspicion of practising “black magic” in Jharkhand’s West Singbhumh district.
For the unversed, in Jharkhand, more than 1000 people have been killed on suspicion of practising witchcraft.