Woman killed on Suspicion of Being a Witch, Eight Arrested


A 45-year-old tribal woman was abducted and murdered on suspicion of being a ‘witch’ in Tripura’s Khowai district. Police has arrested eight people in the case. Police said the accused abducted Kaushalya Ghatwal, killed her and dumped her body in an abandoned tank at Lengtibari village under Champahor police station.

The incident is of Thursday night. Police recovered the body and arrested all the eight accused late on Friday night. The accused also include the victim’s mother-in-law and husband, who is the main accused in the case. Police spokesman and Assistant Inspector General of Police Jyotisman Das Chowdhary said that the local court has sent the accused to police custody for three days. Significantly, witchcraft, black magic is very prevalent in the North East region.



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