India: Sorcery slur on Dalit family

Witchcraft, which has seen many innocent persons being offended, tortured and even murdered in rural Odisha, has hit a Dalit family hard at Kashipur village in Rayagada district. The family has been ostracized by villagers for the past 20 months allegedly for practising sorcery.

With the village out of bounds to them, Angad Naik with his family of five, including two sons and a daughter, are residing at a small hut in his field at Silagummapadar, 3 km from block headquarters of Kashipur.

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