Neighbours kill Bihar couple, suspecting witchcraft

An elderly couple was killed by neighbours suspicion of practising witchcraft in a village in Bihar on Friday, police said.

In first, IS beheads two Syria women for `sorcery`: NGO

Islamic State jihadists have beheaded two women in Syria for "witchcraft and sorcery", a monitor said on Tuesday, in the group`s first known decapitation of female civilians.

Woman killed for practicing witchcraft in Gujarat; seven held

A 50-year-old woman was killed for allegedly practising witchcraft, following which seven persons have been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

Youth sets woman on fire accusing her of practising witchcraft in Jharkhand

 Branding her as a 'witch,' a woman was today killed by a youth in Simdega district, the police said.

Maharashtra: In-laws booked for demanding dowry and forcefeeding housewife

The police has booked six members of a family from Bhusawal in Jalgaon district, for allegedly demanding Rs 15 lakh dowry from a newly married girl's parents as well as practising witchcraft on her.

Woman accused of witchcraft axed to death in Papua New Guinea: Missionary

Police in Papua New Guinea vowed to find the men who axed to death a woman accused of using witchcraft to spark a measles outbreak in the country`s remote jungle highlands, a missionary said on Wednesday after meeting authorities.

Woman killed in Tripura for practising witchcraft

A 55-year-old tribal woman was killed by her neighbours in Tripura for allegedly practising witchcraft, police said here on Tuesday.

Islamic State militants publicly behead man for witchcraft in Syria
Islamic State militants publicly behead man for witchcraft in Syria

In yet another gruesome act, the Islamic State militants in Syria have beheaded a man for allegedly practicing witchcraft, Daily Mail reported on Monday.

BHRC summons govt officials on witch-hunt issue

Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Wednesday directed DGP and the principal secretary of Social Welfare Department (SWD) to depute their senior officials to appear before it on March 20 with action taken report on witchcraft and witch-hunt related incidents.

Biha woman killed for practising witchcraft

Patna: A 55-year-old Muslim woman was killed by her neighbours in Bihar's Khagaria district, for allegedly practising witchcraft, police said Friday.

Occultists, parents held for attempting to kill minor in Maharashtra

Five persons, including two occultists, were arrested for allegedly attempting to kill a minor girl and involving in witchcraft activities during a treasure hunt bid in Maharashtra's Nashik district, police said on Tuesday.

Tanzania bans witchdoctors to stem grisly albino murders

 Tanzania has banned witchdoctors to try and stem a surge in murders of albinos, whose body parts are sold for witchcraft, officials said on Wednesday.

Rajasthan High Court asks state to enact law against social evils

 Taking note of the "evil" practices of branding women as 'Dayan' (witch) and 'Mautana', Rajasthan High Court today asked the state government to enact a law against them by February 11, 2015 or the court will declare Rajasthan a backward state.

Two held over witchcraft murder in Odisha

Two people have been arrested for murdering a man in Odisha's Nuapada district after accusing him of practising witchcraft, police said on Wednesday.

Dalit woman beaten up in Bihar

A dalit woman was beaten up and her house torched by some people on the suspicion of her practising witchcraft at Memdarganj in Nawada district on Saturday.

Woman suspected to be witch stripped in Odisha, 10 held

In a barbaric incident, a woman was stripped, tied to a pole and tortured by villagers who suspected her of practising witchcraft in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district.

Elderly couple murdered on suspicion of witchcraft

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district for hacking an elderly couple to death on suspicion of witchcraft, police said Saturday.

NGO advocates national level act to prevent witch killing in Jharkhand

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

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

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