Gujarat: Woman killed for practising 'witchcraft', 2 relatives held

 A 55-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her two nephews, who suspected that she practised witchcraft, at a village in neighbouring Chhota Udaipur district, police said on Sunday.

Belief in witchcraft comes from lack of education: Raghubar Das

A day after five women were lynched on the allegation of practising witchcraft, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday said lack of education leads to the delusion of superstition.

27 held for killing five women over alleged witchcraft in Ranchi

 At least 27 people have been arrested for beating five women to death near state capita; Ranchi for allegedly practising witchcraft, Jharkhand Police said on Sunday.

Strong policy for women can prevent murders, JSWC chief

 Jharkhand State Women's Commission on Saturday condemned the killing of five women by locals at Kanjia village in the district for allegedly practising 'witchcraft' and pitched for a strong policy for women to stop such incidents.

Five women lynched in Jharkhand for practising witchcraft

Five women were beaten to death here early on Saturday for allegedly practising witchcraft, police said.

Five women killed on suspicion of practising witchcraft

Five women were killed by locals at Kanjia village in Ranchi district for allegedly practising 'witchcraft' in yet another barbaric incident related to superstition in the tribal state.

Jharkhand: 5 women killed on witchcraft allegations

Five women have been killed in a village in Jharkhand reportedly on allegations of witchcraft.

Woman beheaded for 'practising' witchcraft in Assam

A 60-year-old woman was beheaded on Monday allegedly by a group of villagers who suspected that she had been practising witchcraft in Assam's Sonitpur district.

Six members of family killed for alleged witchcraft in Odisha

 At least six members of a family, suspected of practicing witchcraft, were hacked to death by villagers in tribal dominated Keonjhar district of Odisha, police said on Monday.

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.