Berhampur: Six persons were arrested for alleged involvement in killing of a 50-year-old man suspecting him to be practising sorcery at Dhepaguda in Patapur area of Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Thursday.
Nilanchal Mallick, Maguni Mallick, Jogi Mallick, Bharat Mallick, Dandapani Mallick and Prabhash Mallick were arrested yesterday for allegedly beating to death Prakash Mallick on Monday, said inspector-in charge, Patapur police station AK Barik.
After committing the crime, the accused persons disposed the body in the cremation ground, he said.
The accused persons suspected that Prakash was practising of sorcery when a 22-year-old woman died after a slip in the house. She was admitted at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here and succumbed her injured on Monday.
The accused persons alleged that the woman died due to sorcery practised by Prakash, police said.