Eleven people including two juvenile arrested for killing teen by witchcraft

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Jharsuguda: Jharsuguda Police on Sunday arrested eleven people, including two juveniles in connection with allegedly killing of 17 years old girl while performing Black Magic on her.

In this case, Police had already arrested the two sisters Saudamini Jaipuria (22) and Santoshini Jaipuria (23) on Saturday who had been involved in this crime.

On Sunday, Police arrested the victim’s family members including father – Gopal Jaipuria (50), Mother – Asha Jaipuria (45), Sister – Mamta Jaipuria (21) along with accused sister’s family member, father – Dolamani Jaipuria (55), Mother – Jayanti Jaipuria (45), Sahadev Jaipuria (19), Akshaya Jaipuria (19), Nabin Bhoi (22) and Suchitra Bhoi (30), a resident of Sukhadihi Village under Lakhanpur Block in this connection,including two juvenile.

Brajarajnagar sub-divisional police officer N.C. Dandasena said that “We have arrested eleven people including the family members of the victim and the accused. They were arrested because they were present at the time of the crime and had also helped the accused in committing the crime. They were also charged for abatement of crime.  All accused were forwarded to court under section 302 (Murder), 114 (Abettor present when an offence is committed), 34 IPC and (5) Odisha Prevention of Witch Hunting Act (2013).”

As per the police, On Thursday evening, victim Sanjukta Jaipuria was taken to the house of Saudamini Jaipuria and Santosini Jaipuria by her family members on the pretext of performing puja rituals by which she would be cured as she was not well for some days.

Saudamini and Santoshini had started the puja rituals in presence of family members but soon accused sisters claimed that some power over possessed them and started dancing vigorously. Later the accused sister had stripped Sanjukta and cut her hair and started assaulting her. They also attacked her with Trishul. By seeing this the Sanjukta’s father had objected to this, but he was also assaulted and soon after they had been assaulting her for few minutes due to which Sanjukta died. She had multiple injury marks on her body.

Later the police were informed on Friday morning, after which police had started the investigation.

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