In yet another unfortunate incident involving allegations involving sorcery, six members of a family were killed by miscreants who suspected them of being involved in the act of sorcery. The incident took place this morning in the village of Lohanda, which comes under Toda police limits of Keonjhar district.
Sources have reported that in addition to the death of six people of the family, two others have been admitted in hospital in a very serious condition. The matter has been handed over to a scientific team, which has reached the village for further investigation.
A similar incident has taken place in a village called Bissam Cuttack of Rayagada district. In this particular incident, a person was beaten to death and subsequently burnt and this had taken place because of similar circumstances. The victim of the incident has been identified as Jagabandhu Kalaka.
Jagabandhu, along with the members of his family were beaten up mercilessly by an angry mob on Saturday. Later, they were taken to the jungle by the crowd. The dead body has been recovered by the police today. It is suspected that a person had been killed in the village last week and the Kalakas are responsible for this tragic incident.