Simdega: Incidents of superstition are not taking the name of stopping in Jharkhand. Once again in Simdega of the state, the mob tried to burn a woman alive by pretending to be a witch. In this incident, the woman was badly burnt. Who has been sent to the hospital in serious condition. This incident is from the typical Itangar police station area of Simdega. Where people in Kudpani the village, accusing her of being a witch, started burning a woman named Jaria Badaik by pouring kerosene in a pile of straw.
However, as soon as the case was reported, the police rushed to the spot and removed the woman from the burning straw and sent her to sadar hospital for treatment. Thereafter, the police have taken action in the matter and arrested five persons. Police are further taking action in the matter. The family has been in awe since the incident.
Last Tuesday, police seized the body of a couple from Hadlama forest in Tirla village of Adki police station area of Khunti. She was identified as Bano Mundain and husband Malgun Munda. The deceased has two sons who work outside in other states. On the news of the case, the two sons reached home and registered a murder case at Adaki police station. The villagers had refused to divulge anything about the case. However, superstition and black witchcraft are feared to be the cause of the massacre.