Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Mohana, Sep 6:

Two persons have allegedly been burnt to death for suspected witchcraft in Odisha’s Gajapati district.

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Police have arrested seven persons in this connection who according to sources have confessed to the crime.

According to reports, the duo was allegedly killed by villagers and then their bodies were burnt. The deceased belong to Kudangapur village under Adaba police station limits in the district.

A group of villagers called the duo from their houses to sort out the issue amicably yesterday afternoon. They took them to a nearby forest where the suspects were hacked to death and then the bodies were burnt after pouring inflammable substance, the daughter of one of the deceased said.

Sources said, the family members did not report the matter to the police out of fear as the duo was beaten up by villagers on suspicion of practicing sorcery earlier. The matter was resolved after police intervention.

The deceased have been identified as Ganga Gamang and Biranchi Bastaraya.