Six desperate and deeply superstitious men stand accused of having killed a woman and her four children in an attempt to protect itself against illness and to drive evil spirits away from a østindisk village.
the Police investigation suggests that the for a week ago was purret up in their home in the vicinity of Bhubaneswar and then beaten and chopped to death with wooden sticks, a crowbar and an axe.
the Woman's completely unsubstantiated, that the iniquity was that she after the homicide-suspect men's view, was a witch and caused the children serious diseases.
this was stated by The BBC and the news Newsweek.
the Bodies of Mandri Munda and her children aged 10 months, four, seven and 12 years were up to last weekend found in a well in Odisha region after being reported missing by their immediate family.
One of the men had allegedly specializes in identifying witches. He believed that there had to be a witch in the game, when a 12-year-old girl became ill in december and shortly after died.
the Girl was related to five of the men now accused of having murdered Mandri Munda and her children.
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In consultation reached in the course of January, to Mandri Munda had to be the fault of the girl's illness and passing. It is unclear what exactly was the reason for the accusation.
the Day after disappeared the woman and the children.
the Woman's spouse bed brand in that there were traces of violence in the family home. Police officers could then follow the traces of blood of victims into the well on the outskirts of the city, where the perpetrators had attempted to conceal the bodies.
the News agency Reuters informs, with the indian efterforskningschef Sushant Dash as the source, that the six arrested men have admitted to have committed the killings, and that their motive was to put an end to the woman's witchcraft.
More arrests may be on the way.
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The horrifying revenge kills on Mandri Munda and her children is, unfortunately, not unique. Not at all.
Heksejagter and the killing of 'wise women' or just random women is, according to the BBC widespread in Odisha and several other indian regions. There are also examples of sick children who are diagnosed as bewitched and treated with red-hot iron or scorching the clay soil.
In 2013 introduced the Odishas regional government of a new law that criminalises the ill-treatment, harassment, or accusations of witchcraft. Regular heksejagter can throw up to three years in prison.
But the effect has not been clear. The previous year registered the authorities in the region 99 heksejagter, and it was almost twice as many as in 2016.
Last year, nine indians sentenced to death for the killing of three women they suspected of being witches.
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