Two youngsters died and two have been injured after sorcery practices have been allegedly carried out on them in West Bengal’s Malda district, police stated at this time.
The incident occurred in Kadamtali village in Gajole police station space on Friday evening, an officer stated.
“The deceased boys have been aged 5 and 7 whereas two sisters aged three and 6 have been admitted to Malda Medical Faculty and Hospital. An investigation has been initiated and the reason for the deaths is but to be ascertained,” district Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria stated.
Mother and father of the kids, all of them day by day wagers, have stated that sorcery practices have been carried out on the 4 girls and boys after they fell unconscious upon their return from a close-by jungle on Friday night. The youngsters had gone there to play, they stated.
Preliminary investigation has prompt that the kids might need eaten some toxic fruits within the jungle, a police officer stated.
Native Trinamool Congress MLA Dipali Biswas visited the village at this time. She additionally visited the kids within the hospital. “It is a case of superstition. The youngsters might need survived had the dad and mom taken them to docs as a substitute of sorcerers. I’ve urged the villagers to shun such superstitious beliefs,” she stated.
A medical workforce has additionally been despatched to the village, well being officers stated.