Man killed over witchcraft suspicion in Rayagada

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Rayagada: A man was killed on suspicion of practicing witchcraft at Balapadu village under Sesakala police limits in Rayagada district.

The matter came to light after Satya, younger brother of deceased Ghasi Miniaka, lodged an FIR at the local police station.

According to the complaint, the incident occurred on Friday night when Ghasi was fast asleep at his makeshift house in his farmland. Meanwhile, some miscreants attacked Ghasi with an iron rod resulting in his death on the spot.

Sources said, an elderly person had died a few days ago. Later, two sons of the deceased elderly person had blamed Ghasi for practicing sorcery and killing their father. They had also threatened to kill him. While a complaint has been lodged against the brother duo, the two accused persons are absconding since the incident, added sources.

Based on the complaint, police have registered a case and launched a manhunt to trace the culprits.

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