Woman hacked to death over suspicion of witchcraft in Kokrajhar

Kokrajhar, November 7: In yet another incident of witch hunting taking place in the state an elderly woman labelled as “witch” was hacked to death in Nabinagar under Kachugaon PS in Kokrajhar district last night

The victim was identified as Sumi Murdi(60) of the village.

According to locals, a group of five unidentified miscreants attacked the woman with sharp weapons leaving her grievously injured and later succumbed to her injuries. The group later locked the door and left.

Getting inputs of the incident a few neighbours forcefully broke open the door, entered the house and recovered the woman.

In the meantime, locals stated that the woman was killed on suspicion of witch hunting.

As per the locals, the woman used to live alone in the village and that the her husband and her three sons were working in a South Indian state.

An FIR has been lodged with the police.

Based on the complaint, the police have started an investigation into the incident.