14 November 2019
Balasore: A couple of Raniguda village under Kamarda Police limits on Thursday has been arrested on charges of practising black magic and thrashing a minor in lieu of freeing him of ‘spirit’. They will be forwarded to court soon.
In a video that went viral on Wednesday, the couple was seen thrashing the sick minor because they believed him to be possessed with a ‘spirit’.
The 10-year-old was reportedly unwell and instead of taking him to doctor, his family took him to a local quack couple. The couple pronounced the child to be possessed by a ‘spirit’ and started thrashing him with a stick. The thrashing was coupled with verbal abuses ordering the ‘spirit’ to leave the child’s body.
Unable to bear the ordeal in a sick state, the minor grew more ill and was rushed to the nearest hospital for proper treatment.
An onlooker shot the whole drama and posted it online where the whole thing got momentum.