Bantwal: Epilepsy Student Dies Due to Faith in Witchcraft Practitioner at Kuddupadav

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Bantwal, 22 Sep 2013: An epilepsy student became a victim died owing to his family’s faith in superstitious belief, being reported from Kuddupadav in Kepu village near Vittal here.


The victim has been identified as twenty-one-year-old Mohammed Ashiq, son of Abdul Kunhi, a native of Kuddupadav and proprietor of Al-Badr Hardware in Vittal.


Mohammed Ashiq was affected by epilepsy since his childhood and has been treated by Dr Shankar at Vittal.  Ashiq was able to lead a normal life with ongoing treatment of Dr Shankar.


Meanwhile, Abdul Kunhi has taken Mohammed Ashiq to a witchcraft practitioner who is known by the name Tangal a few days ago.  Tangal has given Abdul Kunhi some powder and asked him to give that to Mohammed Ashiq by diluting in water. Tangal also reportedly said to Abdul Kunhi, to stop medication of Dr Shankar.  As per the instructions of Tangal, Abdul Kunhi abruptly stopped the medication of Dr Shankar and only gave medication that was given by Tangal to Mohammed Ashiq.  However, the health of Ashiq deteriorated from the next day.


Abdul Kunhi called Tangal and informed the latter about the deteriorating health of Mohammed Ashiq, but Tangal assured him not to worry.  Abdul Kunhi trusted Tangal and continued with the medication to Mohammed Ashiq whose conditioned reached critical stage that he had to be taken to a hospital in Mangalore.  However, Mohammed Ashiq breathed his last en route to hospital.  The family expressed anguish over Tangal, because of superstitious belief the youth died.



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Mara, IN Mon, September-23-2013, 9:41
This makes me so angry! I have had epilepsy my whole life I spread awareness daily! I can t believe that this kind of superistitious crap, is still going on in 2013. Another life taken :(
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