On the suspicion of witchcraft, the elderly were bitten with an ax: in Dantewada, first sent home after drinking alcohol at a party, then murdered on seeing the opportunity; 4 accused arrested

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In Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, 4 people together have killed a 60-year-old man. The matter is of January 5. After 6 days of the incident, the police arrested all the accused. It is being told that on suspicion of witchcraft, the elderly man was beaten to death with an axe. Who died during treatment at Jagdalpur Dimrapal Medical College. On Tuesday, the police disclosed the matter by taking a press conference. ASP Rajendra Jaiswal said that the four accused have been produced in the court and sent to jail. The matter is of Kuakonda police station area.

According to the information, Gagan alias Ganga Mandavi (37), a resident of Chhote Gudra in the district, had organized a liquor party in his house. Hidma Mandavi (60) (who was killed) and another villager Hunga Kalmu (50) were also invited to this liquor party. Together the three broke the jam fiercely.

Hunga and Gagan made Hidma drink a lot. After which he was sent home. Then Gagan alias Ganga went to the house of another villager Ajay alias Kosa Mandavi (20) of the same village. Which was told that Hidma is intoxicated. After this, another villager of the village, Kosa alias Darri (24) was called from the house with an ax. After which the four villagers went to Hidma Mandavi’s house in the same night.

Hidma was sleeping under the influence of alcohol. Three people grabbed Hidma’s leg by the waist. The fourth hit Hidma’s face and head with an axe. Hidma was stunned by beating with an axe. Thinking that Hidma had lost her life, all four fled from there. There was no one else in Hidma’s house when the incident took place. After a while Hidma herself walked in injured condition and reached the house of a relative living nearby. From where it was immediately brought to Dantewada District Hospital and then referred to Jagdalpur. Where the villager died during treatment.

Police investigation revealed
ASP Rajendra Jaiswal told that, when information about the matter was received, a team of soldiers was formed along with Kuakonda police station in-charge Khoman Bhandari. Those who were sent to the village for investigation. The team got information that 2 villagers had a liquor party with Hidma. Both these villagers were taken into custody. Who spilled the whole secret during interrogation. The accused told that the elder used to practice witchcraft. Therefore killed him. Told the police that a total of four people had carried out the crime together. After which all were arrested.


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