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Witchdoctors beat folk singer to death in Jaisalmer

The incident occurred in Dantal village near Jaisalmer four days ago

February 1, 2018, 1:14 pm

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Jaipur: Three witchdoctors brutally beat to death a folk singer in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district  during a religious function saying that they couldn’t feel the presence of ‘Devi’ (goddess) upon listening to his songs and music. The incident occurred in Dantal village near Jaisalmer four days ago, but the locals allegedly tried to hush up the matter. A group of folk musicians had an argument with some witchdoctors (who claim that they could help people get rid of evil spirits) which allegedly resulted in the death of one of the singers of the group named Aamad Khan.hree witchdoctors, Sutar brothers, named Ramesh, Shyamlal and Tararam were apparently upset with Khan because they couldn’t feel “the presence of the Goddess” in their body during this function. They blamed Khan for this and things heated up between the two groups. Reportedly, Khan left the function however the accused trio followed him in their car. They managed to catch hold of him before he could reach his house. Three witchdoctors, identified as Ramesh Sutar , his brother Shyamlal Sutar and one Tararam were apparently upset with Khan because they couldn’t feel “the presence of the Goddess” in their body during this function. They blamed Khan for this and things heated up between the two groups. Reportedly, Khan left the function however the accused trio followed him in their car. They managed to catch hold of him before he could reach his house. Khan was brutally beaten up by these men and succumbed to the injuries. Khan’s family was threatened by these men hence they neither spoke about it nor reported the issue initially. On Tuesday though Khan’s son approached the police and reported the matter. The Phalsund police station has filed an FIR and has started the investigation.

First published: October 3, 2017