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4-year-old beheaded over superstition and black magic in Assam

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 2, 2016, 12:11 am IST
Updated Nov 2, 2016, 7:17 am IST
Branded as witches, two were buried alive.
The angry villagers vandalised the house of the tantric, Hanuman Bhumij, and his associate, Haque Ullah. (Representational Image)
 The angry villagers vandalised the house of the tantric, Hanuman Bhumij, and his associate, Haque Ullah. (Representational Image)

Guwahati: In two shocking incidents of superstition and black magic, two women and a four-year-old boy were killed by a tantric and villagers in two separate incidents in Nagaon and Chiraideo districts of Assam on Tuesday.

The first incident took place in Kathanigaon village of Chiraideo district where a tantric was alleged to have sacrificed a four-year-old boy to appease a deity.

 

Though the incident took place on October 23 — on the day the child went missing — it came to light on Tuesday when police recovered the beheaded body of the child.

The angry villagers vandalised the house of the tantric, Hanuman Bhumij, and his associate, Haque Ullah. The duo were arrested by the police. Back in 2015, in a similar incident, a five-year-old boy was sacrificed during the Kali puja at Rangapara tea estate in Assam’s Sonitpur district.

The second incident occurred in Central Assam’s Nagaon district where police on Tuesday recovered bodies of two women who were alleged buried alive by the villagers on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.

 

Police said that two victims — Sagar and Salani Gaur, were buried alive in a pit and left to die on charges of practicing black magic.

One of the accused in the crime after the arrest, told the local media channels, that a tantric had claimed that the two women had cast some black magic on the village, due to which people were falling sick.

Soon, a group of villagers, confronted the two women and buried them alive in a pit. The accused who were arrested by the police refused to regret for the crime.

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