Mayurbhanj: A woman was shot dead over suspicion of practising black magic practices at Talakhabadi village under Bisoyi Police limits in Baripada of Mayurbhnaj districts.
The deceased Mayeena Hembram was accused of undertaking sorcery which had allegedly resulted in the death of one Thakur Hembram (17) over a year ago.
Thakur’s father Rupay was waiting for retribution and wanted to exact revenge out of Mayeena. On late Saturday, Rupay climbed the deceased’s home’s tiled roof and with a gun in hand. Finding a gap in the roofing he fired shots at the deceased.
The sound woke the neighbours who got hold of Rupay and handed him over to the Police. Mayeena were rushed in a critical condition to the nearest hospital where she is currently under treatment.
What is shocking is when the world id all set to enter 2020 in a few days; the darkness of superstition is yet to leave interior parts of the State.