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Woman branded witch thrown pushed on funeral pyre

Last Updated: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 22:27

Pakur: An elderly woman suffered
burn injuries when she was allegedly pushed on a funeral pyre
in Pakur’s Hiranpur Block after villagers branded her as
witch, the police said here today.

Some persons, who joined the cremation of a child after
he died of illness yesterday, spotted the 75-year-old woman at
the funeral ground and attacked her with a stick before
lifting her into the pyre, they said.

She was rescued by others from the flames of the pyre,
police said adding that the woman has suffered 30 per cent
burn injuries and has been admitted to a hospital here.

An FIR has been filed in connection with the incident.


First Published: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 22:27
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