Woman branded `witch` killed by relative in Bokaro

A woman was killed after being branded a `witch` by her relative in Bokaro`s Chandrapura area, the second such incident in Jharkhand this month.

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2010, 16:02 PM IST

Bokaro: A woman was killed after being branded a `witch` by her relative in Bokaro`s Chandrapura area, the second such incident in Jharkhand this month.

Qureshi Khatun was at home yesterday when her
relative, Mohammad Shakeel, came with a sharp edged weapon and
slit her throat as he blamed her for the death of his child,
Chandrapura police station in-charge Ramji Mahato told
reporters here.

Shakeel was arrested immediately after the crime,
he added.

The police officer said Shakeel alleged that Khatun
practised witchcraft which was responsible for his child`s
death.

This is the second such incident in Jharkhand this
month. On March 9, a woman was killed in Simdega after being
branded a witch.

PTI