Man, son killed over suspicion of practising witchcraft in Odisha

Malkangiri: A man and and his son were allegedly beaten to death on suspicion of practising sorcery at Maliguda village under Maithili police limits in Malkangiri district last night.

The deceased have been identified as Sadan Mali and his son Niladri Mali.

According to sources, some miscreants killed the father-son duo while they were returning to their house  last night. The villagers had ostracized the family since past three years suspecting them of practising witchcraft. After killing them, the two accused threw the bodies on the banks of a river and later surrendered before police.

Later, police reached the spot and began an investigation into the incident.

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