Superstition: Sorcerer bites woman to cure her illness in Malkangiri


Malkangiri: The belief on superstition still prevails in rural areas of the state as one such incident was reported from Urmaguda village of Kalimela block of Malkangiri district.

According to sources, one Dule Beti (38) of Urmaguda village in Telarai panchayat was complaining of fever since the last three days. However, instead of visiting a doctor, she sought the help of a sorcerer named Kosa Beti.

The sorcerer was seen chanting mantras but what came as a surprise was when he bit the woman multiple times in order to extract the element causing the sickness.

When asked, Kosa stated that he had cured several victims of dog bites and snake bites using the same method.

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