Woman Beaten To Death For Practicing Witchcraft

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Midnapore: A woman was beaten to death on Monday night, on orders by a kangaroo court accusing her of practicing witchcraft.

According to reports, Sonamani Tudu was accused of being a witch as she used to roam about alone and did not speak much to anyone. The kangaroo court called a meeting on Monday night where the court members accused her and ordered to kill her. As per orders, the villagers beat her to death. The deceased woman is a resident of Dabra village.

Officers from the Dabra police station reached the spot on Tuesday morning. The deceased woman’s husband is being questioned by the police. The names of the people who gave out orders and the others who are accused are being asked from the husband. The officers have said that based on the husband’s statements, they will start an investigation.