Keonjhar,Feb 23(LocalWire):Keonjhar police detained some persons on Sunday for allegedly beating a 65 year old tribal man of Pudhejhol village under Telkoi PS area, on suspicion of black magic.
The man has been identified as Dhaneswar Nayak.
The incident took place on Saturday.
The old man who sustained injury was admitted in Telkoi Community Health Centre.
Later, he was shifted to Keonjhar district head quarter hospital after his condition worsened on Sunday.
IIC Telkoi, PS Padmashini Meher said “the accused will be forwarded to the court, after investigation. The old man is shifted to Keonjhar for treatment.”
According to sources, a meeting was held in Pudheijhol village under Karamangi GP of Telkoi block on Saturday.
Some villagers accused Dhaneswar of practicing black magic and creating trouble in the village.
The situation got out of hand when the villagers started beating the victim. His wife reached at the spot and rescued her husband. Dhaneshwar was later admitted in Telkoi Community Health Centrre and an FIR was lodged in the Telkoi PS.
On Sunday, the police team caught some villagers allegedly involved in the incident.
Despite strict laws and attempts on implementing several awareness programs, criminal activities like witchcraft hunting, murder suspecting practice of sorcery and black magic could not be checked in the tribal dominated Keonjhar district.