SP Gumla, Anjani Kumar Jha in a press brief at Gumla on Monday
SP Gumla, Anjani Kumar Jha in a press brief at Gumla on Monday

Jharkhand: 8 arrested for killing 4 for practicising witchcraft in Gumla

ANI | Updated: Jul 23, 2019 04:42 IST

Gumla (Jharkhand) [India], July 23 (ANI): Eight people were arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of four persons who allegedly practised witchcraft here in Gumla.
"Around 16 suspects have been identified and 8 of them were arrested. We are organizing workshops to create awareness among people against witchcraft," said Superintendent of Police (SP), Gumla, Anjani Kumar Jha.
Four elderly members of three different families were brutally murdered by unidentified persons in Siskari area here in the wee hours of Sunday allegedly over their involvement in witchcraft.
The deceased have been identified as Suna Uraav (65), Fagin Devi (62), Chapa Bhagat (62) and his wife Peeri Devi (60).
According to the locals, 10-12 people came with their faces covered between 1 and 3 am, dragged the victims out of their houses and killed them.
Jha said that police is already running campaigns on block and panchayat levels to spread awareness about the issues related to superstition and witchcraft (ANI)

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