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Three tribal women lynched, buried by villagers

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 21:39

Midnapore (WB): Three tribal women were allegedly lynched and buried in their village in West Midnapore district after a kangaroo court declared them witches.

Police dug out their bodies from a field in Dubrajpur village on Wednesday and arrested seven people in connection with the lynching, district superintendent of police Sunil Chowdhury said.

The women were lynched publicly on Monday night and police dug out their bodies following a tip-off, he said.

Of the three women - two were a mother (65) and a daughter (43), while the third woman (42) was a relative.

They were being suspected for the past six months of practising witchcraft since a youth of the village died. They had even been fined in several instances.

The men folk in the village are absconding since the incident and a police picket was posted at Dubrajpur in view of the tension there, Chowdhury added.


First Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 21:39
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