Eight people allegedly killed 4 for practicising witchcraft in Gumla

Published: Jul 23, 2019, 23:03 IST | mid-day online desk

10-12 people came with their faces covered between 1 and 3 am, dragged the victims out of their houses and killed them

Eight people allegedly killed 4 for practicising witchcraft in Gumla
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Gumla (Jharkhand): On Monday, police arrested eight people for allegeldy killing of four persons who practised witchcraft in Gumla.

"Around 16 suspects have been identified and 8 of them were arrested. We are organizing workshops to create awareness among people against witchcraft," said Superintendent of Police (SP), Gumla, Anjani Kumar Jha.

According to reports, unidentified persons allegedly brutally killed four elderly members of three different families in Siskari area in the wee hours of Sunday. The deceased was allegedly involved in witchcraft.

The deceased have been identified as Suna Uraav (65), Fagin Devi (62), Chapa Bhagat (62) and his wife Peeri Devi (60).

According to the locals, 10-12 people came with their faces covered between 1 and 3 am, dragged the victims out of their houses and killed them.

Jha said that police is already running campaigns on block and panchayat levels to spread awareness about the issues related to superstition and witchcraft.

With inputs from ANI

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