6 killed over withcraft allegations in India | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 22, 2019

6 killed over withcraft allegations in India

Four members of a family including two women were killed by fellow villagers in central India’s tribal heartland over allegations of witchcraft, authorities said yesterday. Four elders of a tribal family, all aged in their 60s according to local media reports, were attacked by around a dozen stick-wielding villagers outside their home late Saturday. Experts say belief in witchcraft and the occult remains widespread in impoverished rural communities across India, especially in isolated tribal communities.  More than 2,000 people -- many of them women -- were killed in India on suspicion of witchcraft between 2000 and 2012, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

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