Man held for killing woman over witchcraft suspicion

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Sundergarh: One person was arrested in Kamarposha village of Bonai in Sundergarh district for killing a woman suspecting her for practicing black magic, officials said today.

The accused has been identified as Puri Munda of the same village.

According to sources, the accused believed that his son’s health deteriorated because of witchcraft allegedly practiced by the victim Chanda Munda.

Enraged over the incident, the accused barged into Chanda’s house last night and attacked her with a sharp weapon. Chanda died on the spot due to her fatal injuries, sources said.

An FIR was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by the victim’s family.

Acting on the complaint, police arrested the accused person. While the accused is in police custody, further investigation into the incident is underway, sources added.

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