Six of Odisha tribal family killed for sorcery

Bhubaneswar,July 13: In a shocking incident, six members including a woman and her four children of a tribal family were brutally hacked to death inside their house at Munda Sahi village atop the Lahanda Hill under Joda police station limits in Odisha's Keonjhar district.

The incident came to light this morning after a team of police of Joda police station and a scientific team, led by SDPO of Badabil, Ajay Pratap Swain rushed to the village. 

police have found two other seriously injured members lying in a pool of blood and rushed them to the district headquarters hospital where their condition was stated to be critical.

The police, during preliminary investigation has come to know that the six tribal family members were killed by the villagers suspecting them of practising sorcery.

The six bodies were later taken to the district headquarters hospital for post mortem.

Meanwhile, all members of the village have left their house in fear of action by the police.