3 held for torturing family on suspicion of witchcraft


Nabarangpur: Police have arrested three persons in connection with an incident where a family of Nuaguda village in Nabarangpur district was tortured on suspicion of performing witchcraft.

The arrested were identified as Ghenu Jani, Pada Jani, and Purusati Jani.

According to sources, some cattle were found dead at Nuaguda village under Baghasiuni panchayat a few days ago. Following this, the villagers alleged Banamali Jena and his family were behind the incident.

Later, the villagers forced Banamali and his family to wash hands with hot water mixed with cow dung.

In the incident, Banamali, his wife and daughter sustained critical burn injuries on their hands.
Subsequently, they lodged a complaint with the local police in this regard. Taking note of the complaint, police arrested three persons in the connection with the incident.

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