In yet another incident of mob violence under the spat of superstitions, four accused of being ‘witch’ were brutally stabbed to dead in Jharkhand’s Gumla area in wee hours of Sunday.
According to earlier reports, those killed include 60-year-old Chapa Urav, his wife Pira Urav, and two others of the village. On Sunday, at about 3 AM, as many as 10 to 12 people forcibly barged in Chapa’s house and attacked them by sticks and sharp weapons on suspicion of being witch.
Culprits dragged the victims out of their three different house and locked the four people in one of the house. They thrashed the four people and later slit their throat.
Upon the receiving the information, police official rushed to the spot to calm down the hustle in the village after the incident.
A case was registered in the matter after the complaint made by Champa’s daughter. Efforts to nab the culprits are on. Meanwhile bodies of the deceased were sent for the post-mortem.