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Man sentenced to death for killing six people

IANS, India
July 28, 2004 • Friday July 30, 2004

A man in Orissa has been sentenced to death for killing six people last year.

The sessions court at Sundergarh, 400 km from here, passed the sentence against Dileswar Barik of a village in the area Tuesday after hearing 23 witnesses.

Barik, 25, had killed three men and three women with a sharp weapon in January last year because he suspected that they were practising witchcraft, police said.

He had been captured and handed over to police by the villagers.

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