Couple driven out of village on sorcery suspicion

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Couple driven out of village on sorcery suspicion

Tuesday, 05 January 2021 | PNS | BALESWAR

A couple of Baliapal block was thrashed by their fellow villagers and driven  out of their village Mahinsapatta  under  Srirampur GP of Balipal block  in  Baleswar district on the suspicion of practising witchcraft.

The   homeless  couple Lashkur Tudu and his wife  Rukmini  has taken shelter in a hume pipe  along with their children in the severe cold . According to reports, two sons of Lashkur’s elder brother   died after suffering from unknown diseases a few months ago . His brother and other villagers went to a sorcerer of Mayurbhanj district to ascertain the reason behind the deaths. He told them that Rukmini was practicing sorcery which resulted in the deaths. After his brother and some locals returned their ordeal started and they were thrashed and forced to leave the village without their belongings.

However, some other villagers informed the local BDO, who said that he was looking into allegations. Latest reports said the local Tehsildar has rescued couple  after getting informed about the incident.

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