Man sentenced to death for killing six people
July 28, 2004
ReligionNewsBlog.com • 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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