Wed, Jul 05, 2017, 10:28 AM
Women in several villages of Jogulamba district are spending sleepless nights, over anonymous calls in the middle of the night, telling them to remove their mangalasutras (gold chains) and keep it at the altar in their homes, at nights. The red beads in the chains will speak at night and they will die, if they do not follow these instructions, the callers said. Even as the news spread, panic struck women did as they were told. Meanwhile, it is believed that these are threats from thieves, who plan to snatch these chains. Several such incidents had taken place in the past, people said.