14 August 2019
Malkangiri: A 45-year-old local healer has been arrested by the police today on charges of torturing a woman on the pretext of treating her ailment. The accused quack has been identified as Kasa Beti, a native of Urmaguda village under MV-79 police limits.
Beti is facing charges of biting and torturing a woman Dule Beti (38) of Urmaguda village in Telarai panchayat. Dule was suffering from high fever for which she rushed to the Kasa. Instead of treating her, the healer started biting her on neck and forehead, leaving her injured.
On the basis of a complaint lodged by the woman, Kasa was arrested by the police. Further investigation revealed that he had been practicing witchcraft in the locality. The district police has appealed people of Malkangiri to abstain from witchcraft.
"We urge the public to avail treatment at the nearest medical facilities to avoid such complications. If any such quack or witch craft practitioner comes to their notice, they are requested to report this to the nearest police station," a note released by the district police stated.