Family of four, including two woman hacked to death accused of witchcraft

A family of four, including two women were brutally hacked to death by two brothers in the Seraikela-Kharswan district, Jharkhand, India.


Authorities believe Shyamlal Munda and his brother Ram Singh Munda murdered the family on Saturday night accusing them of practicing witchcraft.


Police said that both brothers surrendered to authorities claiming that Shyamlal’s one year old son was killed because of the “black magic” the family practiced.


Local non-governmental agencies said that over one thousand women a year are killed in India accused of practicing witchcraft.


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