Two killed for witchcraft in WB

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.

Updated: May 18, 2012, 13:53 PM IST

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.

PTI