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  Metros   Kolkata  29 Jun 2018  Witch doctor beats ill man, 30, to death

Witch doctor beats ill man, 30, to death

PTI
Published : Jun 29, 2018, 6:36 am IST
Updated : Jun 29, 2018, 6:39 am IST

As the man’s condition deteriorated further, his wife took him to Malda Medical College Hospital where he died.

As the man’s condition deteriorated further, his wife took him to Malda Medical College Hospital where he died. (Representational Image)
 As the man’s condition deteriorated further, his wife took him to Malda Medical College Hospital where he died. (Representational Image)

Malda: A 30-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by a witch doctor as part of a treatment and died in West Bengal’s Malda district, officials said on Thursday.

The incident occured at Mohammadpur village in Old Malda on Tuesday, about 30 km from here, the block development officer Narottam Biswas said adding probe in to it is on.

 

The man, a labourer, had fallen ill on Sunday and his wife took him to a quack at Gajol for his treatment but was not cured. The wife then called the witch doctor, locally called an ‘ojha’,  a district official said.

As the man’s condition deteriorated further, his wife took him to Malda Medical College Hospital where he died.

The official quoting villagers and eye witnessed said the labourer was beaten up by the witch doctor, who claimed that the man was possessed by an evil spirit.

The incident came to light after a resident of the labourer’s village posted a video on the social media of the labourer being beaten up by the witch doctor, who is absconding since Tuesday, he said.

 

“We will take action against the witch doctor,” the BDO said.

The incident occured at Mohammadpur village in Old Malda on Tuesday, block development officer Narottam Biswas said adding probe in to it is on.

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