127 women lynched in Jharkhand after being branded as 'witch'

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New Delhi, Mar 16: Altogether 127 women were lynched in Jharkhand between 2012-14 after being branded as witch, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

"As per information provided by the NCRB, a total of 26, 54 and 47 cases were reported under murder for witchcraft in Jharkhand during 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively," Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said replying to a written question.

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The Minister said continuous awareness programmes through print and visual media are being conducted and help of NGOs in educating people of witchcraft related superstition is being taken.

PTI 

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