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Maharashtra: Villagers kill woman for being 'possessed by evil spirit'

By PTI
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Palghar, Aug 20: A 40-year-old woman was allegedly killed by three villagers who believed that she was 'possessed by an evil spirit', police said on Thursday.

The family of Savita Naresh Golim, a resident of Nine village near Manor town in the district, and the accused had a dispute over some ancestral farm land in the village.

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The accused persons, whose names have not been disclosed by police, also believed that the woman was possessed by an evil spirit, Manor police station sub-inspector R A Bore said.

The three men came to her house yesterday afternoon and attacked her with a wooden log, killing her on the spot, Bore said.

The trio then dumped her body in a cow dung pit near the house, he said.

Police have booked the trio under IPC sections 302 (murder), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) read with 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), he said.

A hunt was on to nab the assailants, he said adding that further investigation was on.

PTI

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