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.”