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Two women among four killed on suspicion of black magic in Jharkhand's Gumla

A group of 10 to 12 masked men reportedly thrashed the four persons to death after suspicions that the two women victims were involved in black magic.

Jul 21, 2019, 11:48 AM IST

Chhattisgarh man kills mother with axe, eats flesh and drinks her blood

The 27-year-old accused was arrested nearly 19 days after he committed the heinous crime.   

Jan 21, 2019, 19:51 PM IST

40-year-old married Delhi man kills owl for black magic to attract woman he liked

The accused had allegedly cut the claws of the owl with a knife and inserted several needles into its liver and lungs, suggesting that he used the owl as a voodoo.

Nov 13, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Three of family end life; suicide note mentions 'black magic'

Three members of a family allegedly ended their lives in city's Naroda locality on Wednesday, with a purported suicide note saying one of them was under the influence of "black magic".

Sep 13, 2018, 15:27 PM IST

Three of family end life in Gujarat; suicide note mentions 'black magic'

A suicide note recovered by the police mentions black magic.

Sep 12, 2018, 20:24 PM IST

3-year-old boy found buried in New Mexico, family believed he would 'return as Jesus'

Prosecutors' account of an exorcism-like ritual, allegations of weapons training for children and references to martyrdom and conspiracy were aimed at persuading a judge to deny bond for the five adults charged with child abuse in the case.

Aug 14, 2018, 10:38 AM IST

Vikram Bhatt's new web series on black magic

Directed by Sidhant Sachdev, it features Aditi Arya, Vidur Anand, Salina Prakash, Karim Hajee and Sandeep Bharadwaj.

Nov 28, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

Curing cancer with black magic? This 'witch' claims she can do it!

A resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, Savannah believes she saved her own grandmother from a kidney failure and also helped heal a 23-year-old cop in the US from acute Stage-4 leukemia, by arranging a 'pact with Lucifer'.

Sep 25, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

Woman killed by son on suspicion of practising black magic in Chhattisgarh

A 55-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her son on the suspicion that she practised `black magic' in Raipur on Wednesday.

Jun 14, 2017, 20:28 PM IST

Black magic claims one precious life again: 10-year-old Bengaluru girl 'sacrificed' to 'cure' sick uncle

The Karnataka Police recently arrested four people from the Ramanagaram district in connection with the murder of a 10-year-old girl, who was sacrificed in a black magic ritual to cure her ailing uncle.

Mar 07, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

Mob beats couple for 'killing neighbours using black magic' in Jharkhand, sets house on fire

A mob beat to death an elderly couple accused of witchcraft in eastern India, police said Saturday, the second such killing in the region in two weeks.

Dec 17, 2016, 18:46 PM IST

Elderly woman beaten to death by brothers for practising black magic in MP

Two persons were arrested for beating a 65-year-old woman to death accusing her of practising black magic in Madhya Pradesh`s Sidhi district, police said on Tuesday.

Oct 04, 2016, 19:26 PM IST

Controversies, legal battle – What are they? Kangana Ranaut at her happiest best – See pics

Despite being involved in an ugly legal battle with Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan, Kangana exhibited confidence.

May 04, 2016, 12:17 PM IST

Kangana Ranaut breaks her silence on ‘black magic’ allegations

For the uninitiated, Kangana and her ‘Krrish 3’ co-star Hrithik Roshan are embroiled in a legal battle.

May 04, 2016, 12:10 PM IST

'No evidence of black magic by 'godwoman' Radhe Maa'

The city police on Monday informed the Bombay High Court that no evidence has been found disclosing violation of the Black Magic Act by self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa.

Oct 05, 2015, 16:03 PM IST

Jharkhand: Woman killed on suspicion of being a witch

A 25-year-old woman was killed and her husband and daughter were injured in an attack by her nephew, who suspected them of practising black magic at Goilkera in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district, police said on Wednesday.

Aug 26, 2015, 23:10 PM IST

Narendra Dabholkar murder: Two years on, mystery remains

It has been exactly two years since rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead in this city and his killers continues to elude the law. In protest, several hundred activists, including his wife and two children, held a march here on Thursday morning.

Aug 20, 2015, 11:54 AM IST

No relief for Odisha ‘Godman’ Sarathi Baba on Independence Day, sent to jail

Arrested self-styled godman Sarathi Baba was sent to Choudwar circle jail here on Saturday even as hundreds of convicts elsewhere in the country were released from prisons on the occasion of Independence Day.

Aug 15, 2015, 22:34 PM IST

Woman killed in Tripura for practising witchcraft

A 55-year-old tribal woman was killed by her neighbours in Tripura for allegedly practising witchcraft, police said here on Tuesday.

Mar 17, 2015, 11:21 AM IST

Seven arrested for killing woman on black magic charge in WB

Seven sorcerers were arrested on Sunday for killing a woman for allegedly practicising black magic at a village in Jaipur of Bankura district.

Feb 22, 2015, 15:11 PM IST