Angul, April 28: In a bizarre incident, a man was allegedly murdered at Talapada village under Kaniha police limits of Angul district on suspicion of practicing sorcery.
The deceased has been identified as Arun Nayak. A complaint has been lodged by Arun’s wife Anita at Kaniha police station on Wednesday.
“I had gone to her parents’ house at Kardakhaman in Rengali six days back. My husband was murdered in my absence, says Anita.
She also alleged that Suresh Behera, Katu Behera, and Malia Behera of the village had earlier accused Arun of practicing sorcery. They had also thrashed him and threatened to kill him.
Meanwhile, Kaniha Police have sent Arun’s body for post-mortem and have registered a case and initiated a probe based on Anita’s complaint.