Baripada: In a shocking incident, a person at village Thakurasahi under Kaptipada police station in Mayurbhanj district allegedly hacked his aunt to death on suspicion of practicing sorcery late last night. The accused later surrendered before police.
According to reports, Manu Murmu of the village had died about a decade bck. Manu’s nephew Shiva suspected that he died due to witchcraft practiced by the deceased’s wife Gumi.
Last night, Shiva hacked his aunt Gumi with a billhook leading to her death.
Shiva later dumped the body of Gumi on the banks of a nearby river and surrendered before the police.