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05 Jun 2023, 01:50 HRS IST
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  • Woman stabbed to death in Assam, 3 held

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16:2 HRS IST

Kokrajhar (Assam), Jul 25 (PTI)
An adivasi woman was killed in Kokrajhar district of Assam on the suspicion that she practiced witchcraft, police said.

The incident took place at Bongaijora village part-II in the district on Saturday night, they said.

The 55-year-old woman's body was found in a pool of blood on the verandah of her house, a police officer said.

"She was stabbed multiple times. Though villagers are keeping mum, they had in the past, too, tried to kill the woman, branding her as a witch, he said.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident, the officer added.

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