Woman branded `witch` killed by relative in Bokaro
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
Shakeel was arrested immediately after the crime,
The police officer said Shakeel alleged that Khatun
practised witchcraft which was responsible for his child`s
This is the second such incident in Jharkhand this
month. On March 9, a woman was killed in Simdega after being
branded a witch.
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