Triple Murder Over 'Witchcraft Suspicion' In Odisha's Rayagada

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26 February 2019

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty

Rayagada: In a shocking incident, three members of a family were allegedly murdered for practicing sorcery at Ukambaguda village in Ramanguda block under Gunupur police limits here today.

The deceased have been identified as Gopal Sabar, Lakhmi Sabar and Jankini Sabar. According to reports, all of them had gone missing since February 23.

Sabita, daughter of Gopal, has alleged that they were beaten to death using a wooden log of wood and their bodies were later set ablaze. According to sources, the locals are not present in the village and have fled the crime scene.

On intimation, cops of Gunupur police station headed by Rayagada SDPO Rajkishore Dash reached the spot and began a probe into the matter. A scientific team and a dog was also present at the spot to recover the bodies.

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