Bhubaneswar: In yet another such incident, two persons, a man and his son, were brutally killed on suspicion of practising witchcraft at Maliguda village under the Mathili police limits in Malkangiri district last night.
The deceased were identified as Sadan Mali and his son Niladri Mali of Maliguda village.
According to reports, two accused in the case have surrendered to the police and confessed to the crime. Police are now interrogating them to know more about the incident.
It may be noted a woman had been killed by her neighbours for the same suspected reason in Nawarangpur district two days back. The frequent incidents of killing of ‘witchcraft’ practitioners shows that the illusory craft has still kept many parts of the State under clouds of superstition.