Keonjhar: An elderly woman and her nephew were allegedly murdered on suspicion of practicing witchcraft at Nenkadapalli village under Bamebari police limits in Keonjhar district.
The deceased persons were identified as Subas Munda (70) and Chetan Munda (27).
According to sources, daughter of one Rama Munda of the village was frequently falling ill. Suspecting that black-magic was performed by the aunt-nephew duo, Rama along with some locals attacked the duo when they were fast asleep last night.
While both Subas and her nephew died on the spot, locals spotted the bodies today morning.
On being informed, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter. The bodies were seized and sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.
Besides, police have also detained three persons in this connection. Reportedly, the accused persons are being interrogated in this regard, sources added.