Family perform witchcraft to resurrect dead boy in Odisha

Kalahandi (Odisha): In a bizarre incident, a bereaved family here roped in a man claiming to be a sorcerer to resurrect the dead.

The kin of Satish Gopal (21), who died of a snakebite, took the so-called sorcerer inside a morgue at Kalahandi District Headquarters Hospital to perform witchcraft in a bid to bring back the dead to life.

According to the police, “the so-called sorcerer performed witchcraft for around three hours inside the morgue.”

Police said that the deceased, a resident of Dumerbahal village in Keshinga was first rushed to the Keshinga Community Health Centre last night after he was bitten by a venomous snake. The youth was later referred to the District Headquarters Hospital, Bhawanipatana where he died while undergoing treatment.

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High drama unfolded at the hospital as his father, Prasad Gopal roped in a sorcerer to bring the dead back to life. Police later reached the hospital and brought the situation under control.

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