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Bhubaneswar: At least six members of a family, suspected of practicing witchcraft, were hacked to death by villagers in tribal dominated Keonjhar district of Odisha, police said on Monday.

The dead include a woman and four children. While the six family members died on the spot, two others sustained serious injuries and were hospitalised.

In a similar incident, villagers in Rayagada district on Sunday beat a man named Jagabandhu to death and then burnt him for allegedly practicing sorcery and harming them, police said.

In the Keonjhar incident, police said the six members of the family residing in Lahanda village were killed after the villagers suspected them of practicing witchcraft.

“Prima facie, it is found that the six family members have been killed with sharp weapons for practicing sorcery. We have sent the bodies for post mortem. Efforts are on to nab the accused,” said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Badabil Ajay Pratap Swain.

He said a team has reached the spot and begun investigations.

Director General of Police Sanjeev Marik directed the crime branch to supervise the probe into the incident.

Meanwhile, all the men of the village have absconded fearing police action.

(IANS)

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The real story of Haseena Parkar, Dawood Ibrahim’s Sister!

She was the 'Queen of Nagpada'

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Dawood Ibrahim's sister was involved in land grabbing, extortion, kidnapping, and murder.
Dawood Ibrahim's sister was involved in land grabbing, extortion, kidnapping, and murder.

Haseena Parkar was the younger sister of the most wanted man in India, Dawood Ibrahim. Born 7th of the 12 children, she stood five feet two inches. She was born in Village Mumkam, Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra.

‘Appa’

She got married to Ismail Parkar. The couple was happy but not until long. The Arun Gawli gang saw Ismail as a fit target to teach Ibrahim ‘a lesson’. Ismail Parkar was murdered by the Arun Gawli gang in 1991.

She was known as the Appa of Mumbai. Pixabay
She was known as the Appa of Mumbai. Pixabay

After which, Haseena started operating her brother’s business in Mumbai. She was involved in land grabbing, extortion, kidnapping, and murder.

Settling matters involving builders, she used to demand property in return for the favors. Her properties, reportedly, were worth 5000 crores.

No property could be constructed without her approval in the areas in which the D-company operated.

She was known as the ultimate 'Appa' of Mumbai and the underworld. Pixabay
She was known as the ultimate ‘Appa’ of Mumbai and the underworld. Pixabay

Downfall

She tried of to involve one of her sons, Danish, in the business, as she needed a helping hand. He is known to have died in a car crash in 2006.

Then started the downfall of the ‘Queen of Nagpada’. In 2007, she was booked in a case of extortion for taking Rs 30 lakh from a real estate agent Vinod Avlani.

However, she did not give in easily. The police chased her for months, and finally when she came in for the hearing, she got a bail. No one heard of her thereafter. It is said that Ibrahim had asked her to stay low.

Death

Her son died in a car crash. Pixabay
Her son died in a car crash. Pixabay

She died on 6 July 2014 due to cardiac arrest in Habib Hospital. She died while on Roja.

Shraddha Kapoor starrer 2017 film ‘Haseena Parkar’ is based on her life.

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