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Three held on �witch� killing charges

By CORRESPONDENT

BISWANATH CHARIALI, July 20 - In yet another incident of �witch hunting�, one Purni Orang (65) of No 1 Bhimajuli village under Biswanath Chariali Police Station was brutally killed today by some villagers in the name of �witch hunting�.

According to information, a self-proclaimed priestess Anima Ronghangpi instigated the villagers to kill Purni as the latter had been allegedly practising witchcraft for long, causing outbreak of several diseases in the village.

Anima�s husband Biliram Bay led an angry mob to Purni�s house around 12 noon today and brought her to the bank of the river Dhulie with her hands tied, where she was killed.

Civil and police officials with forces rushed to the village and managed to arrest the main accused Biliram Bay, Raju Bay and Naren Ronghang while the self-proclaimed priestess Anima fled the scene. Police are investigating the matter.

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Three held on �witch� killing charges

BISWANATH CHARIALI, July 20 - In yet another incident of �witch hunting�, one Purni Orang (65) of No 1 Bhimajuli village under Biswanath Chariali Police Station was brutally killed today by some villagers in the name of �witch hunting�.

According to information, a self-proclaimed priestess Anima Ronghangpi instigated the villagers to kill Purni as the latter had been allegedly practising witchcraft for long, causing outbreak of several diseases in the village.

Anima�s husband Biliram Bay led an angry mob to Purni�s house around 12 noon today and brought her to the bank of the river Dhulie with her hands tied, where she was killed.

Civil and police officials with forces rushed to the village and managed to arrest the main accused Biliram Bay, Raju Bay and Naren Ronghang while the self-proclaimed priestess Anima fled the scene. Police are investigating the matter.