Man Cuts Off Aunts Head, Doesn’t Regret It

A man cut off his 60 year old aunts head in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha, India and then walked 10km to a police station, head literally in hand to hand himself and the head in.

The man has no regrets, according to police who are holding him in custody on a murder charge.

The man came to believe his aunt was a witch after his 4 year old daughter died of respiratory problems and fellow villagers convinced him that his aunts sorcery was to blame.

Belief In Witchcraft
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Although a bill, the Odisha Prevention of Witch-Hunting Act 2013, was introduced to prevent mainly women being persecuted as suspected witches, reports appear to confirm little if any progress has been made.

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