Four of a family killed over suspected 'witchcraft'

The accused entered the victims' house and killed four members of the family over witchcraft on Saturday night.

Jamshedpur: Four members of a family, including two women, were hacked to death allegedly by two brothers on the suspicion of practising witchcraft at Sosokada Tola in Seraikela-Kharswan district, police said on Sunday.

Shyamlal Munda and his brother Ram Singh Munda entered the victims' house and killed four members of the family on Saturday night, Superintendent of Police Inderjeet Mahatha said.

The accused suspected the family practised black magic and killed Jinkaru Mundain (75), her daughter Soru Mundain (55), two sons Ghasia Munda (50) and Hagal Munda (40).

The accused claimed that the one-year-old son of Shyamlal died on Saturday because of black magic practised by the family.

Both the accused surrendered with the weapon to the village chowkidar on Sunday morning, the SP said.

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