80-yr-old, daughter made to drink cow dung

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80-yr-old, daughter made to drink cow dung

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 | PNS | BALESWAR

In Nilgiri an 80 -year -old man and his  daughter  were  allegedly thrashed by their neighubours  and made to drink  cow dung solution  driven  by superstitions that they were practicing  sorcery.

While victims lodged an FIR in this connection with the Nilgiri police,  on the other hand , their  neighbour too lodged a counter FIR.

The police after registering  two separate  cases  arrested  one of main accused, Shantilata Barik (56).

According to the allegation of Parsuram Barik of Kahalia under Ward-10 of Nilgiri NAC, a group of eight people headed by his neighbour Shantilata attacked him on Monday alleging  he was practicing black magic  by keeping deities in his backyard .

He was asked to throw the deities out. Shantilata alleged that due to the sorcery,  her daughter –in –law was not recovering from an unknown illness.

A sorcerer of their area had hinted that due to the black magic power of Parsuram,  Shantilata and her family  were facing  health issues.

On refusing to concede to throw the deities away,  they dragged Parsuram out and tied  him in a tree, besides bashing him. They also allegedly made him eat  cow dung solution.

His daughter while coming to rescue him she too faced the same fate, Parsuram alleged.

But Shantilata and others  said their neighbour Parsuram was cutting a tree from a disputed land  and when they asked to stop, the father and daughter  duo abused them.

The police after registering cases sent Parsuram and his daughter to medical for treatment  and  arrested Shantilata.

According to IIC Nilgiri Minati Biswal, others including Shantilata's husband were absconding and a hunt was on.    

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