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Bengal woman lynched for being a 'witch'

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Kolkata: A 45-year-old woman was lynched in West Bengal's West Medinapore district after villagers accused her of witchcraft, following which seven people were arrested, police said on Tuesday.

Holding her responsible for a woman's death around a month ago, residents of Debra village dragged Sambari Tudu out of her house on Monday night, tonsured her head and beat her to death.

"Seven people have been arrested for the killing," said a police officer.

On Monday, a court in Ghatal in the district awarded the death penalty to seven people, including a woman, and life imprisonment to six others for the lynching of Phulmani Singh (70), her daughter Sambari (40) and daughter-in-law also named Sambari (40) after they were branded as witches.

This incident had occurred in October 2012 in Daspur area.


Updated Date: May 17, 2016 21:03 PM

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