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Witch hunt in India: Mother and her four children killed for alleged ‘sorcery’

Six people were detained in the incident.

In Orissa, India, a mother and her four children who were accused of practicing sorcery were killed by a mob with axes and sticks. Six people were detained in the incident.

Police officials said that the bodies of Mangri Munda and her children were found in a well in the village of Sundergarh on 26 January. Police say it is possible that more people are involved.

The senior police official, Kavita Jalan, in a statement, said that the main instigator of the attack has identified himself as a breaker of spells.

This unnamed person is said to have accused Munda of casting a spell on another family in the village.

On January 25, a group of men entered the house in the middle of the night where Munda and her children aged 1, 4, 7 and 12 years old slept, and they killed the mother and the children in their sleep. the assailants threw the bodies of the mother and her children into a nearby well after they killed them with sticks and axes.

It is common for women to be stigmatized as witches in villages controlled by local tribes in India.

Osman SEZER
Email: osman@thelondonpost.co.uk

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