Witchcraft

  • Couple lynched for practising witchcraft 06-03-2014 02:00 PM

    A couple was beaten to death by their neighbours for allegedly practising witchcraft in a Bihar village. Three people have been arrested for the killings, police said Thursday. The couple's daughter was also injured in the attack. Rameshwar Yadav and his wife Kaushalya Devi were attacked by their neighbours and...
  • Man murders sister-in-law on suspicion of practising witchcraft 05-03-2014 07:29 PM

    A middle-aged-woman was allegedly killed by her relatives who suspected that she practised witchcraft at Uparwara village in Naya Raipur on Wednesday. Four of her relatives were arrested, police said. "Dulari Bai, 52 years old, was beaten and axed to death by her brother-in-law Mehattar Sahu, his wife Rajvantin Bai...
  • Families of witch-hunt victims ostracised in Gumla 03-02-2014 10:09 AM

    The witch-hunting menace, which has seen many innocent women being persecuted, tortured and even killed in Jharkhand, has also hit their family members who are ostracised by villagers. The practice of witchcraft prevails in several districts of Jharkhand, particularly Gumla, as casualties are reported from there every so often. Just...
  • 45-year-old woman stabbed at Birkera-Tongritoli Village over witchcraft charges 08-01-2014 08:46 AM

    A woman, whose childrenaccused some people of calling her witch , has been killed byunknown persons in Gumla district, the police said on Monday. The body, bearing stab signs, of forty five-year-oldBitni Devi at Birkera-Tongritoli Village under Raidih police Station was recovered in the morning, the police said. It borestabbings....
  • Three of family hacked to death on suspicion of witchcraft 18-08-2013 05:45 AM

    Three members of a family were hacked to death allegedly for practicing witchcraft in a village in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred at Smit village late on Friday night, when an unruly mob went on a rampage attacking the three people who were...
  • Rajasthan: Woman beaten up by relatives after being branded as a witch 03-08-2013 06:36 PM

    Jaipur: A tribal woman in Rajasthan was branded as a witch and beaten up by five of her relatives, against whom she filed a police complaint on Saturday. Hansa Devi, 47, a resident of Rohida village in Sirohi district, some 400 km from Jaipur, lodged a first information report (FIR)...
  • Shillong: Man allegedly tortured, forced to eat dog's excreta 03-08-2013 04:50 PM

    Shillong: A man was allegedly tortured and forced to eat dog's excreta by eight of his relatives for practising suspected witchcraft at Mawutieng in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, police said on Saturday. 47-year-old Halorsing Kharumnuid suffered the brutality before he was let off with warnings two days ago,...
  • Assam: Man killed as part of 'human sacrifice' 07-06-2013 05:49 PM

    Silchar (Assam): Tension prevailed in a remote tea garden in Assam's Cachar district on Friday after alabourer was allegedly killed by fellow workers as part of human sacrifice. The police here said that Jawaharlal Mora, who allegedly practised witchcraft, was killed and his body buried at a place at Kalabil...
  • 5 things that 'Ek Thi Daayan' teaches you about witchcraft 20-04-2013 02:25 PM

    New Delhi: Director Kanna Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' is the latest to join the league of Hindi films that are based on the theme of witchcraft. The film deals with some stereotypes related to the concept of witches and black magic, and it tries to show some ancient anecdotes about...
  • Assam: Two killed for practising witchcraft 23-11-2012 04:05 AM

    Guwahati: In a suspected case of witch hunting, a couple was killed by a group of people, which included a brother of one of the victims, in a village in Assam's Chirang district. Four people have been arrested for the killings, police said on Thursday. Police recovered the bodies of...
  • Witch-hunt still a reality in Orissa, Jharkhand 25-01-2011 08:25 AM

    More than 200 women are killed every year in India after being branded as witches. ...
  • Congo capital fears 'penis-stealing sorcerers' 23-04-2008 10:52 PM

    Dhaka: Chris Gayle's blistering 61-ball 116 went in vain as Dhaka Gladiators move to the top of the Bangladesh Premier League after recording a 21-run win over Barisal Burners at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. After being put into bat, the Gladiators rode Azhar Mahmood's 77 not out...
  • Widow garlanded with shoes for praying at a temple 04-04-2008 03:44 PM

    Melbourne: James Pattinson is relishing the success against a star-studded Indian batting line-up as his superb bowling effort resulted in Australia's comprehensive 122-run win in the first Test in Melbourne on Thursday. The youngster returned match figures of six for 108 and also scored critical 18 and 37 runs in...
  • Villagers catch 'witch', beat up and parade her 28-03-2008 11:13 AM

    Indore: Former West Indies captain Richie Richardson termed Virender Sehwag's historic 219 as an exceptional knock. Sehwag played exceptionally well. It was a flat wicket. Even though Sehwag batted so well, I thought if one or two of our batsmen could stick in, we could get to that total. But...
  • Lalu accused of practicing witchcraft 29-01-2007 06:56 PM

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  • Parents murder kids for good luck 03-01-2007 10:16 PM

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  • Assam haunted by witch-hunts 19-09-2006 08:03 AM

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  • Five beheaded in Assam for witchcraft 22-08-2006 05:02 PM

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