Elderly couple killed, buried near river bank over witchcraft suspicion

The bodies were recovered from a jungle area near a village along the India-Bhutan border, the police said.

Elderly couple killed, buried near river bank over witchcraft suspicion
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Guwahati: Bodies of a septuagenarian couple, apparently killed over suspicion of practising witchcraft, were recovered from the bank of a river in Assam's Chirang district on Wednesday, police said.

The husband-wife duo was suspected to have been killed by unidentified persons on Monday and buried near the Aai river, the police said.

The bodies were recovered from a jungle area near a village along the India-Bhutan border, the police said.

Seven people have been apprehended in connection with the incident and investigations are on, the police added.