63-yr-old woman beheaded by kinsmen over witchcraft allegation

An Indian woman has been beheaded by her own people over witchcraft allegation.

Alleged witch being persecuted

The death of a 63-year-old Indian woman, Moni Orang, who was murdered by her village people on the allegation of witchcraft, has been causing ripples in the northeastern state of Assam, the police in that country say.

The woman was reportedly beheaded and dismembered by machete-wielding villagers who accused her of practising witchcraft.

The AFP reports that about seven people have been arrested over the death of the mother of five, after she was seized from her home and killed after local priests said she was casting spells.

The reports states:

“The attackers armed with machetes and other crude implements descended on the village and took away Moni Orang from her house and then brutally killed her. She was decapitated and her limbs were chopped off.”

A local identified as Kiran Terompi, said on local television:

“Moni was a witch and had cast evil spells on her enemies. There is no place for such sorcerers and so her killing is justified.”

But her husband, R. Orang, said his wife was 'an innocent woman' and accused the priests of stoking 'suspicion and provocation.'

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