Malkangiri: A man was allegedly beaten to death on suspicion of practicing sorcery at Orelguda village in Poteru area of Malkangiri district today.
The deceased has been identified as Jaga Kabasi, a resident of Orelguda village.
According to sources, one Deba Banjami of the village fell sick and was admitted to DHH by his family members. However, Banjami condition deteriorated and he succumbed to his illness today.
Banjami family members suspected that he died due to the ill effect of sorcery practiced upon him by Kabasi. Following which, the kin of the deceased barged into Kabasi’s house and dragged him outside.
Later, they thrashed Kabasi with wooden stick following which he died on the spot.
Meanwhile, a complaint in this regard has been lodged at the Kalimela police station and an investigation is underway.