A 37-year-old Keralite from Purameri was apprehended by the Nadapuram police on Monday for performing black magic on a woman. The accused, A. Najima was detained and remanded to judicial custody on 20th February, after the victim, Shemina (27) was severely burnt when a black magic ritual went awry.
The victim approached Najima, who was staying in Purameri, to enlist her services, seeking remedy for some personal problems, according to the Nadapuram police. Shemina allegedly told the local police that a fire broke out in the flat due to the Najima’s failed attempts to stoke a fire. Najima poured petrol directly into the “Homa Kundam,” a ceremonial fire which was prepared as part of the ritual. Shemina, a citizen of Vellayil, was admitted to a private hospital in Nadapuram.
The victim suffered 60 per cent burns in the incident, and will require extensive treatment. The arrested individual was charged under sections 324 (voluntarily inflicting harm by dangerous weapons) and 308 (attempt to carry out culpable homicide). The accused was later sentenced to a 14-day stint in judicial custody.
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