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NGO advocates national level act to prevent witch killing in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:44

With mass killings allegedly related to witchcraft continuing in Jharkhand despite a law to prevent it, an NGO on Thursday strongly advocated for an act at national level to check the menace.

Couple lynched for practising witchcraft in Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 12:58

A couple was beaten to death by their neighbours for allegedly practising witchcraft in a Bihar village.

NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh over assault on woman

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 21:34

NHRC Tuesday issued notice to Chhattisgarh over the assault of a 65-year-old woman suspected of practising witchcraft.

Odisha teacher calls a girl witch, suspended

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 15:37

A woman teacher was suspended in Odisha for calling a minor girl a witch and sending her back from the school, an official said Monday.

Woman kills nephew after being branded a witch

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 22:48

A woman was arrested for allegedly throttling his four-year-old nephew to death after being branded a witch by her sister-in-law in Odisha`s Ganjam district.

Four assaulted for "practising witchcraft", rescued

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 20:15

The police on Thursday rescued four persons including two women who were assaulted allegedly for practising witchcraft in the world`s largest river island Majuli in Assam`s Jorhat district, official sources said.

Boy killed for witchcraft in Odisha

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 21:29

The body of a four-year-old boy, suspected to have been killed by two persons practicising black magic, was found on Monday in Odisha`s Khurda district.

Villager killed over suspicion of witchcraft; one held

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 13:48

A youth has been arrested for allegedly killing a 45-year-old villager in Dahanu taluka of the district on suspicion that he had been practising witchcraft, police said Wednesday.

Left to fight superstitions

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 14:06

Tripura`s ruling CPI-M will launch a campaign against superstitions among tribals that often lead to killings, a senior minister said.

Woman killed over witchcraft suspicion in Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 19:35

A 55-year-old woman was hacked to death by a youth who suspected her of practicing black magic on him in Odisha`s Sundergarh district, police said on Wednesday.

Woman lynched on suspicion of practising witchcraft

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 19:55

An elderly woman was lynched by some tea garden workers on suspicion of practising witchcraft in Helem Tea Estate in Assam`s Sonitpur district on Thursday.

Woman thrashed to death for practising witchcraft in Nepal

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 18:11

A 45-year-old woman was thrashed to death by locals for allegedly practising witchcraft on a girl in southern Nepal, police said.