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Assam: Woman hacked to death on suspicion of practicing ‘witchcraft’ in Gossaigaon

First Published: 21st February, 2024 12:43 IST

The deceased woman has been identified as Maino Hasda, widow of late Mose Murmu

A 54-year-old Adivasi woman was hacked to death in Gossaigaon sub-division of Kokrajhar district of Assam.

It is suspected that she was killed by a group of individuals who suspected her of practicing ‘witchcraft’.

The incident has been reported from Paharpur village near Satyapur in Gossaigaon early morning today.

The deceased woman has been identified as Maino Hasda, widow of late Mose Murmu.

The victim’s son said that he had found her dead at around 4 am. However, he had no idea what had transpired while he was asleep.

Later, he informed police about the incident, following which a team of Gossaigaon Police rushed to the incident site to conduct an investigation into the matter.

Police have detained one person for interogation in connection with the killing of the woman. Further investigation is underway.

Further details are awaited.

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