Berhampur: In an act of superstition, an elderly couple was thrashed, paraded and forced to eat human excreta on suspicion of being sorcerer at Pandia village under Purusottampur block in Ganjam district.
The victims were identified as Sudarshan and his wife. Some residents of his village barged into his house on Saturday and ransacked his house. They alleged that the couple was practicing sorcery and dragged them out of the home to the village road and beat them up severely after tying them to a pole. Later, they forced them to eat human faeces.
On being informed, police reached the spot and rescued the couple. No one from the village has been arrested yet.