MUSHALPUR, Nov 27 � In keeping with the celebration of Quami Ekta Week and Women�s Day, Mridula Saharia, chairperson of the Assam State Commission for Women visited Tokonkata village under Barama PS in Baksa district on November 24 last where Jagan Boro (55) and his wife Aikon Boro (50) were lynched by miscreants under the suspicion of witchcraft practice on the night of November 21 last. The chairperson expressed deep concern over such superstitious practices still prevalent in some pockets of the State and called upon the local people to uproot such practices with united efforts. She especially called upon the womenfolk to guard themselves against such beliefs.
She maintained that an awareness meeting on the issue of witch hunting will be organised in the said village shortly. Bhabani Prasad Sarma, SDO (Sadar), Baksa, police personnel and local intellectuals accompanied the office bearers of the commission.