MORAN, March 8 � Though science and technology have improved the standard of living all over the world, superstition still prevails in many parts of the world and Assam in no exception.
Tension prevails in Pathalibam TE, near here over an incident of brutal turture of an old couple who were suspected to be �witches�.
It is to be noted that several people have suffered some mysterious diseases for several months in the worker lines of the tea estate. On March 6 night according to the workers of TE, a teenage girl of the line named as �Sathiya� who was possessed by a spirit alleged that Budhuram Mura (70) of 7 No. line is witch for which diseases have occured in the area.
After this declaration, the reincarnated �goddess� teenager girl and tea workers of the line brutally tortured Budhuram Mura and his wife Birachi Mura. Later, police of Moran PS gave medical treatment after rescuing seriously injured Budhuram.