A woman in Kerala died on Wednesday early morning after she suffered serious burns injuries during a black magic ritual at Nadapuram in Kozhikode died.
The deceased is MP Shameena, 28, from Kozhikode. She received burn injuries after the fire set for th black magic ritual caught her dress. She was under treatment at a private hospital with 60% burn injuries.
On Tuesday Najima, 37, who performed the black magic was arrested by Nadapuram police.
According to the police, Najma had created a â€˜Homa Kundamâ€™ for the black magic and as she poured petrol to the fire, it flared up and caused the tragedy.
Najima was booked under sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons) and 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide). She was remanded to 14 daysâ€™ judicial custody.
The black magic ritual was conducted by Najma on Saturday claiming that she would solve Shameenaâ€™s personal problems. Police said that Najma has been doing this ritual for many years.
In 2014, an 18-year-old girl had died in Pathanamthitta district as she had over forty wounds on the body after a black magic ritual. The girl had burn marks caused by camphor on her hands and chest.