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Man hacked to death over witchcraft suspicion in Odisha

Man hacked to death over witchcraft suspicion in Odisha
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Malkangiri, Aug 10 (PTI) A 60-year-old man was

arrested in Odisha''s Malkangiri district for hacking his

neighbour to death on suspicion that he practised witchcraft,

a police officer said on Monday.

Muka Madkami (55) was sleeping in his hutment in

Tumsapalli village on Saturday night, when the accused, Rama

Sodi, barged in and attacked him with a sharp weapon, killing

him on the spot, R P Nag, the inspector in-charge of

Malkangiri police station, said.

The accused, who was apprehended on Sunday, confessed

to his crime, Nag maintained.

"Sodi said that Madkami performed black magic which

resulted in the death of his son six years ago. He also

claimed that the Madkami''s sorcery was responsible for his

illness," the officer explained, adding that the victim''s body

has been sent for post-mortem.

According to police sources, at least four persons

were killed in the district over the past two months for

allegedly practising witchcraft. PTI COR SKN

RMS RMS


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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