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Two killed for witchcraft in WB

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 13:53

Malda: Two tribals were beaten and hacked to death by villagers for allegedly practising black magic at Palashbari village on the outskirts of Malda town, the police said Friday.

Brothers - Baishalu Pahari (35) and Sanu Pahari (32) - were killed last night by tribal villagers after they blamed the duo of practising black magic and spreading diseases, police said.

A total of 35 families of Paharia tribe live in the village, sources said.
The duo were small traders and relatively well-to-do in the village, the police said.

Three persons were detained in connection with the killing, the police said.


First Published: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 13:53
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