Bhubaneswar, July 16
A 62-year-old girl was hacked to loss of life by a person for allegedly practising black magic and holding her chargeable for the loss of life of a relative within the Jajpur district of Odisha, the police stated on Thursday.
After the crime, he surrendered earlier than the police with the severed head and the axe.
The incident occurred in Chhatara village underneath the Danagadi police station on Wednesday night time, the police stated.
Accused Kartika Kerei had taken his ailing cousin brother to Nandini Purti, who allegedly practised black magic. She assured them that the ailing man could be cured. But his situation worsened, and he died at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, earlier this month.
An indignant Kerai axed the lady to loss of life, the police stated. IANS