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Posted: 10/6/2005 1:35:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 1:36:04 PM EDT by thompsondd]
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October 5, 2005
Indian police arrest 67 women in death of barber suspected of black magic

HYDERABAD, India (AP) - Indian police arrested 67 women on Wednesday after a mob killed a barber suspected of practising black magic, an official said. Dozens more women were being sought by authorities.

The arrests came after the mob of about 150 women from the south Indian village of Muddireddypalli attacked the shop of a barber named Parvathalu on Tuesday, beating him and locking him inside before setting the building on fire, said C. Satyanarayana, a district official.

The villagers suspected he was practising black magic and held him responsible for the large number of deaths in the village in the past year, he said.

The attack was prompted by the death of another woman earlier this week, the official said.

The barber was suspected of sorcery because "he was seen throwing lemons here and there," Satyanarayana said.

He gave no details, but many villagers in this part of India believe lemons are used in black magic.

Police planned to arrest all the women involved in the attack, but most had fled their homes to avoid arrest, Satyanarayana said.

Muddireddypalli is about 100 kilometres south of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state.

Mahbubnagar, the district where the village is located, is a rural area with high levels of illiteracy and poverty. Many villagers are superstitious.



There must have been some really bad shags going on in that neighborhood!
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:01:51 PM EDT
So....

I guess lemonade is not a popular drink in Hyderabad?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:03:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 2:03:45 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

I actually learned to juggle using lemons.

Good thing I wasn't around any Hindis.

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:03:46 PM EDT
Fuck, there go my plans for this weekend.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:07:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:08:30 PM EDT
Oh my Goodness! Lemons ARE used in Black Magic!

Look!

www.drinkoftheweek.com/archive/b/black%20_magic.htm

Black Magic

1 1/2 oz. Vodka
3/4 oz. Kahlua
Dash Lemon Juice
Lemon Twist

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir gently. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:11:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 2:11:58 PM EDT by SO-COM]
So lemme get this straight... He fucked up 150 mixed drinks and got killed for it? Shit, they coulda just stopped tipping...
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:32:40 PM EDT
Note to self:

A lemonade stand is pretty much not going to make any money.

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:34:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By red65:
Note to self:

A lemonade stand is pretty much not going to make any money in India.




Fixed it for ya
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:10:20 PM EDT
Just think, these Injuns are the people you end up talking to whenever you call the customer support of a big US company.
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