A belief among a family of Karimnagar in Telangana that a sick woman was possessed and their decision to take her to a tantrik led to the woman's death.
Despite medical advancements and warnings by the government against superstition, the family of a woman took her to a tantrik, thinking that she was possessed. As part of the exorcism, a woman was thrown on the bed forcibly by a tantrik at Karimnagar.
Due to an awkward landing, the woman suffered a head injury and succumbed.
The victim is identified as Ranjitha, a resident of Kundaram village in Mancherial district of Telangana.
As per reports, the victim had given birth to a girl four months ago.
Since the woman was not well, the family decided to have her treated by a tantrik on Monday midnight.
The accused Duggala Shyam as part of his treatment, held the victim by her neck, slapped and kicked her and then lifted her only to throw her on the bed, saying this is how he gets the spirit out from the woman's body. Unfortunately, his act cost her, her life.
The woman fell and became comatose. Later, the family took her to a private hospital where she died a few hours later. Police took the tantrik and her uncle Ravinder into custody.
Last Updated 4, Aug 2020, 7:23 PM