In a tragic incident, a 21-year-old tribal girl died after a black magician ‘treated’ her for epilepsy in Kishanbagh
A young tribal woman in her early ‘twenties died last night in Mahbubnagar basti in Kishanbagh after a black magician known as ‘Amil or Baba’ treated her for some ailment which is supposed to be epilepsy.
ACP Charminar M Rammohan Rao said the tragedy seems to have been invited by the girl’s family itself. The girl who is nicknamed Bujji was put under the charge of an elderly Amil whose identity is yet to be ascertained by her parents, Ramulu and Laxmi. It is said that Laxmi, too suffering from some illness that had been cured by the sorcerer three months ago. The parents therefore entrusted their daughter to him. It is learnt that the Amil is a resident of Jeedcherla village.
Last evening the Amil came to their home. He was closeted with the girl for a while in the room and they came out. In the presence of the parents, he began his mantra, tantra and beatings, at the end of which the girl fell unconscious. As it was not unusual in sorcery, the person subjected to black magic often lies unconscious (which in medical parlance is the recovery mode) and he left saying she will be all right in a short while.
As Bujji did not come to surface for a couple of hours, the parents panicked and they contacted the Amil on phone. He assured them that the girl would gain consciousness in a while. There was nothing to worry. But she never did and the parents raised an alarm after they realised the girl was not breathing. The police moved the body to the hospital for autopsy. A case of murder has been registered against the Amil and a hunt has been launched to trace him.
Inspector Bahadurpura, G Bhiksham Reddy told to Postnoon, the victim’s family members did not know the Amil’s name as he is known as Baba or Amil. Nearly six years ago a person was beaten to death in the Kishanbagh area by an Amil. It was part of the treatment, he had claimed but the man died of deep bruises.
Several cases of girls being sexually exploited by Amils have come up in the City. Some have led to debilitating injuries that cost the victims their lives. The commissioner of police and deputy commissioners have appealed to people to desist from believing black magic.
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