Height of superstition: Sorcerer recites mantra to bring back dead man


Balasore/Angul: In a desperate attempt to bring a dead man back to life, the family members of one Siddheswar Jena (47), who died undergoing treatment following snakebite at GK Bhattar Government hospital in Jaleswar of Balasore district today, sought the help of a sorcerer to resurrect him.

Jena, a resident of Mahisamunda village under Gopinathpur Panchayat, was bitten by a venomous snake in his farm land last night and was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

After he died while undergoing treatment, his familysoc and relatives called up a sorcerer to save his life. As per reports, the sorcerer expressed his inability to reach the hospital but offered help over phone using his supernatural powers.

In the next few minutes, they were seen conducting the rituals on the body of the deceased as he lay dead on the hospital bed. A few among them were even spotted holding up the mobile phone on to Siddheswar’s ears in an effort to wake him up with the power of mantras.

In a similar incident, a sorcerer was spotted chanting mantras to save a woman cop undergoing treatment at Chhendipada Community Health Centre (CHC) in Angul district today following snakebite.

Even though she was undergoing treatment at the hospital, her family members called up a sorcerer, Chandra Nayak, of Jambunali village. The sorcerer recited Mantras in woman’s ears and performed other spiritual practices on her, but to no avail.

The constable was later shifted to Angul district headquarters hospital (DHH) after her condition worsened further.

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