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In another case of witch-hunting, a family in a remote village in Assam’s Kokrajhar district was outcast and ordered to leave the village by August 15 next on suspicion of practicing black magic.

Talking to reporters, sub-inspector of police Birakson Ramsiary said that the incident took place on Thursday last at Jornagra Part-1 village under Kokrajhar police station.

According to police, the couple – Badrewar Rabha (50 years old), his wife Puleswari Rabha, son Ajit, daughter-in-law and two years old grandson were outcast and ordered to leave the village by August 15.

The villagers on Thursday last held a meeting in the village where a resolution was adopted to outcast the family accusing them of practicing black magic and even forced to sign a paper to leave the village.

Getting information about the case, the police on Friday visited the village and started investigation into the matter.

Most of the villagers including the gaonbura have fled the village fearing arrest by the police.

Locals adjoining the village said Jornagra part-1 village has some four years back killed a woman suspecting her of being a witch.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com

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