In an aim to create awareness amidst the people and dispel witchcraft and superstitious practices, a top Ganjam district official in Odisha has declared a cash reward of Rs 50,000 to anyone who can prove the existence of ghosts. Ganjam district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange on Wednesday claimed that as per my knowledge ghosts don’t exist.
“If anyone can prove the existence of ghosts or justify superstitious practices, I will reward that person with Rs 50,000,” Kulange said. No ailment is caused to any other person due to the practice of witchcraft. However, a section of people considers that their relatives fall ill due to the practice of witchcraft. Instead of taking the ill person to the doctor, they go to black magicians, he said. “I will suggest the people take sick persons to hospitals instead of blaming anyone,” the collector said.