Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Ailing Daughter, Mother Mistaken to be Possessed by Ghost, Taken to Exorcist

In a shocking incident, an ailing 18-year-old girl and her mother were taken to an exorcist after their family suspected they were possessed by a ghost.

CNN-News18

Updated:June 13, 2017, 6:49 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Ailing Daughter, Mother Mistaken to be Possessed by Ghost, Taken to Exorcist
A screen grab of the ailing girl who was force-fed animal dung after her family took her to an exorcist thinking she was possessed by ghost. (CNN-News18)
Loading...

New Delhi: In a shocking incident, an ailing 18-year-old girl and her mother were taken to an exorcist after their family suspected they were possessed by a ghost.

The daughter and the mother, 47, were allegedly beaten up mercilessly and force-fed animal dung by the exorcist after they were brought to him in Karnataka from Maharashtra's Latur district.

The incident emerged a day after two Gujarat ministers attended a function in Bhavnagar district where exorcists were present and one of them felicitated them.

Exorcists are known as ‘bhuvas’ in Gujarat. The function took place on Saturday.

However, this felicitation didn't go down well with social activists who saw this move as an encouragement to superstitious activities.

The activists in the state reacted sharply to the Ministers' move, alleging that exorcists who dupe villagers regularly are being sheltered by the government.

Martin Macwan, head of Navsarjan Trust, which has been working for Dalit rights, told CNN-News18, “This is horrific. More so because a minister of the government has felicitated these quacks and exorcists in full public view. The worst victims of these ‘bhuvas’ are Dalits, who get fleeced by these unscrupulous elements.”

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Mirza Arif Beg
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results