Sorcerer fails to resurrect ‘snakebite’ victim

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Sorcerer fails to resurrect ‘snakebite’ victim

Monday, 24 June 2019 | PNS | BARGARH

In yet another instance of the prevailing superstitions in remote parts of the State, a family of Tangaria village of the district sought the help of a sorcerer to revive a dead woman.

The family members of one Saptashila Bhoi had rushed the deceased to the Padampur Sub-Divisional Hospital after she was supposed to be bitten by a snake on Saturday. But she was declared brought dead by doctors.

Later, the family members called a sorcerer to resurrect Saptashila.

The sorcerer after coming to the hospital chanted some mantras near the dead body as a large crowd watched the proceeding. But when nothing happened, the sorcerer dished out some lame excuses and fled from the spot, leaving the family members disappointed.

A doctor of the hospital said, “The patient was brought dead here. Though her family members told that the woman was bitten by a snake, there was no bite mark on her hand. The woman had some swelling on her palm; and we informed the local police in this regard.”

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