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.