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'Ojha' tries to revive dead woman in Lalmonirhat

  • Published at 08:21 pm November 4th, 2020
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Locals said Tasiron Nesa, wife of Taslim Hossain of Mirzarcot Dahahati Danga village in Patgram upazila, was bitten by the snake on Monday

In an act of sheer desperation, a family in Lalmoirhat sought the services of an 'Ojha' - local quack healer - to bring a woman who had died of snakebite back to life.  

Locals said Tasiron Nesa, wife of Taslim Hossain of Mirzarcot Dahahati Danga village in Patgram upazila, was bitten by the snake while returning home on Monday. 

She was initially taken to Patgram Upazila Health Complex and later shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, where she died early Tuesday. 


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When the body was brought home in the evening, an Ojha claimed Nesa was not dead but merely unconscious after being bitten by the snake and offered to revive her. 

Later, a two-hour drama played out at the house of the deceased, where the Ojha made it look like he was trying to bring back the woman to life and make her drink water. 

As the number of witnesses increased, the self-proclaimed healer brought his drama to an end and said the person could not be revived. 

Finally, the victim was buried around 9pm.

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