Multiple Witchcraft Deaths in India Within a Week
Sioux Spirit Image A woman died in an attempt to appease the goddess while two women were kil...
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A woman died in an attempt to appease the goddess while two women were killed allegedly for practicing witchcraft in separate incidents in adjoining West Singhbhum district, police said.
A 55-year-old woman Rajnigandha Mukhi died an unnatural death when she cut her vein in the leg in an attempt to propitiate goddess in Kasurwan village under Sonua police station on Wednesday, Officer-in-charge of Sonua Police station Vinod Oraon told PTI.
The bleeding was so profuse that the villagers could not even shift her to a nearby hospital as she died on the spot, he said.
In separate incidents, two women were beaten to death allegedly by their relatives for practicing witchcraft in separate incidents in the district, police said.
Donga Tamsai (45) was beheaded by her nephew in Noa village in Jhinkpani police station on Saturday, Chakrabarty Ram, Officer-in-charge of Jhinkpani police station said.
The accused along with an accomplice killed Tamsai with a sharp weapon and hid the body in a nearby jungle, he said.
On being informed about the incident, Police recovered the body as well as the head from separate places in the jungle today.
A similar incident was also reported in adjoining Manjhari police station area where a woman was beaten to death by the relatives for similar reason.
Police said Sini Kui was beaten up mercilessly by her relatives allegedly for practicing witchcraft till she breathed her last on Sunday last. However, no one was arrested in this connection as yet even though a case was registered with the police.