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Jharkhand: Branded a witch, 55-year-old woman beaten to death by villagers in Lohardaga

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Lohardaga, Jun 10: A 55-year-old woman was beaten to death in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district over allegations that she practiced witchcraft, police said on Friday.

Jharkhand: Branded a witch, 55-year-old woman beaten to death by villagers in Lohardaga

Five people died in Ganeshpur village in Serengdaag police station area since January due to some disease, and the villagers claimed that the woman was responsible for the deaths, they said.

She was beaten with sticks till she breathed her last, police said. Her body was then stuffed in a sack and dumped in Dhardhariya waterfall in Sneha police station area, they said.

The body was found by the police on Friday. Thirty people have been detained in connection with the killing, police said.

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