Bhubaneswar: Superstitions continue to prevail in the minds of people in parts of Odisha where people practice unscientific methods to get cure of diseases and make vain attempt to bring to life dead persons.
Residents of Pamara village under Baragaon police limits in Sundargarh district on Sunday buried the body of a youth in cow dung believing that he will get back life.
The incident was reported from Pamara village under Baragaon police limits of Sundergarh district in Odisha.
According to reports, two friends namely Manoranjan Podha and Gokula Podha of Pamara village were on their way home when they were struck by lightning.
Manoranjan became unconscious and fell on the ground and his friend Gokula sustained injuries on his legs.
Following the incident, the villagers gathered at the site. Instead of rushing Manoranjan to a hospital for medical care, they attempted to resurrect him with cow dung.
After the superstitious method went in vain, they took him to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him dead.
Gokula was admitted to hospital for treatment.