Woman suspected to be witch stripped in Odisha, 10 held

In a barbaric incident, a woman was stripped, tied to a pole and tortured by villagers who suspected her of practising witchcraft in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district.

Elderly couple murdered on suspicion of witchcraft

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district for hacking an elderly couple to death on suspicion of witchcraft, police said Saturday.

NGO advocates national level act to prevent witch killing in Jharkhand

With mass killings allegedly related to witchcraft continuing in Jharkhand despite a law to prevent it, an NGO on Thursday strongly advocated for an act at national level to check the menace.

Couple lynched for practising witchcraft in Bihar

A couple was beaten to death by their neighbours for allegedly practising witchcraft in a Bihar village.

NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh over assault on woman

NHRC Tuesday issued notice to Chhattisgarh over the assault of a 65-year-old woman suspected of practising witchcraft.

Odisha teacher calls a girl witch, suspended

A woman teacher was suspended in Odisha for calling a minor girl a witch and sending her back from the school, an official said Monday.

Woman kills nephew after being branded a witch

A woman was arrested for allegedly throttling his four-year-old nephew to death after being branded a witch by her sister-in-law in Odisha`s Ganjam district.

Four assaulted for "practising witchcraft", rescued

The police on Thursday rescued four persons including two women who were assaulted allegedly for practising witchcraft in the world`s largest river island Majuli in Assam`s Jorhat district, official sources said.

Boy killed for witchcraft in Odisha

The body of a four-year-old boy, suspected to have been killed by two persons practicising black magic, was found on Monday in Odisha`s Khurda district.

Villager killed over suspicion of witchcraft; one held

A youth has been arrested for allegedly killing a 45-year-old villager in Dahanu taluka of the district on suspicion that he had been practising witchcraft, police said Wednesday.

Left to fight superstitions

Tripura`s ruling CPI-M will launch a campaign against superstitions among tribals that often lead to killings, a senior minister said.

Woman killed over witchcraft suspicion in Odisha

A 55-year-old woman was hacked to death by a youth who suspected her of practicing black magic on him in Odisha`s Sundergarh district, police said on Wednesday.

Woman lynched on suspicion of practising witchcraft

An elderly woman was lynched by some tea garden workers on suspicion of practising witchcraft in Helem Tea Estate in Assam`s Sonitpur district on Thursday.

Woman thrashed to death for practising witchcraft in Nepal

A 45-year-old woman was thrashed to death by locals for allegedly practising witchcraft on a girl in southern Nepal, police said.

Three lynched by mob on suspicion of practising witchcraft

Three persons, accused of practising witchcraft, were lynched by a mob, police said.

Man forced to eat dog`s excreta in Meghalaya

A man was allegedly tortured and forced to eat dog excreta by eight of his relatives on the suspicion of practising witchcraft at Mawutieng in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, police said on Saturday.

Village chief held for forcing man to eat human excreta

A village chief in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district and two other office bearers, involved in forcing an alleged witchcraft practitioner to eat human excreta, were arrested.

Witchcraft practitioner forced to eat excreta

In an inhumane act, an elderly man was forced to eat excreta for allegedly practicing witchcraft by members of the village council in Meghalaya`s East Khasi Hills district recently.

Santhals framing rule guide book to eradicate superstition

With witchcraft and dowry killings being increasingly reported among Santhals, tribe, living mostly in eastern India, is engaged in framing a "codified rule guide book" to do away with social ills.

I cannot justify everything in film, says Ekta Kapoor

Reacting to allegations that ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ portrays women regressively and promotes witchcraft, Ekta Kapoor says she cannot justify everything in a film.