In another incident of witch-hunting, a 53-year-old widow lost her life in Assam’s Sonitpur district.
According to sources, the incident took place at No 1 Geruajuli in Sonitpur district’s Rangapara area.
The woman has been identified as Laksheswari Daimary.
The body of the woman, who was a mother of four children, was found buried in a forest on Sunday.
The woman was killed on Saturday night.
Sources said, “A group of people barged into the house of Laksheswari Daimary at 11 pm on Saturday and thrashed her with sticks to death.”
Not only that, the group of people took the body of the woman to a forest, around 1 km from the village and buried it there.
The group also tried to kill Laksheswari Daimary’s grandson Mohit Daimary, sources said.
In the morning on Sunday, the locals recovered Mohit Daimary with his hands and legs tied.
After rescuing him, the locals came to know all about the Saturday night’s incident.
On the basis of the information provided by the locals, the police with the help of villagers were able to recover the body of the woman buried in the forest.
During the exhumation of the woman’s body, the circle officer of the Chariduar revenue circle, Aditi Goi was present.
The locals said, “She was killed suspecting that she had practiced witchcraft, because she was earlier harassed by a section of superstitious people.
The conscious section of the people demanded capital punishment to the people who were involved in the murder.