Thursday, Dec 01, 2022



'Human sacrifice' in Kerala: What are the laws on witchcraft in India's states?

October 13, 2022 6:57 pm

Two women in Kerala were allegedly abducted, beheaded and buried as part of a “witchcraft ritual”. Here is a look at the existing laws on witchcraft in India.

Jharkhand: 70-year-old woman beaten to death over 'witchcraft'

July 05, 2022 9:37 am

In a complaint, the woman's family alleged that five people dragged her at least 200 metres from her house around 8.30 pm on Sunday, and beat her to death with sticks.

Meghalaya: 80-year-old man 'buried alive' on suspicion of witchcraft, eight arrested

October 14, 2020 3:35 pm

"The accused suspected that he was practising witchcraft on his niece, who had been unwell for a long time," said Herbert Lyngdoh, SP, West Khasi Hills.

The world needs more 'wicked women', says Angelina Jolie in an essay

August 06, 2019 6:03 pm

Angelina Jolie — who has long worked with the United Nations, currently as a Special Envoy and previously as a Goodwill ambassador from 2001 to 2012 — goes on to discuss the human rights violations against women around the globe.

Jharkhand: 8 held for ‘lynching’ 4 tribals on suspicion of witchcraft

July 23, 2019 6:55 am

The arrested were among a group of people who allegedly dragged the four elderly people out of their homes at Nagar-Siskari village and beat them to death early Sunday, according to a statement.

Jharkhand: Four persons lynched on suspicion of practising witchcraft

July 21, 2019 6:07 pm

Superintendent of Police Anjani Kumar Jha said a group of 10 masked men dragged them out of their houses and beat them to death with sticks.

Bengal: Kangaroo court orders man to cut off father’s fingers

October 12, 2018 6:57 am

The ‘court’ had initially called for the 66-year-old man to be beheaded, but changed its mind after the victim’s family “begged for mercy”.

Lynch mob attacks police team trying to save two accused of witchcraft

June 08, 2017 2:39 am

About a dozen policemen were injured in the incident that took place in a village under Town police station area of Jharkhand’s Gumla district.

Infant dies in Rourkela after quack brands him with hot bangles

March 12, 2016 6:59 am

Chief medical officer of the hospital, Barish Kumar Das said the baby died of septicaemia.

Five-year-old boy murdered as human sacrifice ritual in Andhra Pradesh; accused thrashed

October 01, 2015 12:10 pm

The incident took place in Pokuru village under Voletivaripalem mandal, where the accused, Tirumala Rao, was thrashed and set ablaze by locals after the murder came to light.