Twenty-three persons, including two women were arrested on charge of attacking a 35-year-old man for allegedly practising black magic at a village in Odisha's Ganjam district, the police said on Thursday.
The Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Thursday said it plans to bring forward a legislation to curb black magic and launch a massive awareness campaign against superstition in the wake of recurrence of tragic sorcery cases.
Opposing proposed legislation on anti-superstition and black magic in Karnataka, BJP on Thursday challenged the Congress Government to include superstitions practised by non-Hindu communities in the proposed legislation before it was tabled in assembly.
Two persons were arrested and two others were detained here after alert locals foiled their alleged attempt to perform human sacrifices, for curing an ailing member of their family, police said on Friday.
Days after Maha promulgated the anti-black magic and superstition ordinance, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said his government too will enact a law against practitioners of black magic, blind faith and superstition.