Malkangiri: In a bizarre incident, a married woman was not only beat up severely but also fed pig excreta by a sorcerer at MV-6 village under Tandapali gram panchayat in Malkangiri district last night.

According to reports, the conjurer tortured the woman in order to exorcise evil spirits from her body on the requests of her family members. Even, the conjurer subjected her to get fire-stroke on her face.  As a result, the woman received burnt injuries. She has now been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital.

Even as Anganwadi and ASHA Workers told the family to take the woman to a hospital if she has any health problem, the latter didn’t listen to them, rather they called for a sorcerer for a solution. They have a blind faith that the woman was spirit-hunted. The woman was reportedly subject to torture for over a week.

Ironically, no police complaint has been lodged in this connection.