23 February 2020
Rayagada: A 40-year-old man was bludgeoned to death over witchcraft suspicion here on Friday night. The incident took place in Balapadu village under Sesakhala police limits.
The deceased was identified as Ghasi Miniaka of the same village. He was allegedly beaten to death by Babarao Miniaka whose father Dalana Miniaka died of an unknown disease 15 days back.
Babarao suspected that it was Ghasi who killed his father through witchcraft. He hatched a plan and killed Ghasi on Friday night, a family member of the deceased said.
Police have registered a case and launched a manhunt to nab Babarao.