India: Mangalsutra rumour creates panic in Karnataka, AP

Mangalsutra rumour creates panic in Karnataka, AP:

A rumour has led to chaos around Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The rumour that no one knows where it originated from – coral beads in the mangalsutra worn by women would bring misfortune to their husbands, has led to many women getting convinced it was true.

In a matter of two days, the rumour got so strong that women across six districts in Karnataka and a few border districts of Andhra Pradesh began smashing the coral with stones to ward away the misfortune.

H/t reader kevin a.

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