Murder In Khunti: Old Woman Murdered On Suspicion Of Witchcraft, Body Buried In Ground To Hide Evidence, 3 Accused Arrested

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An elderly woman was killed in Khunti on suspicion of being a witch. The police have arrested three accused in this murder case. Police said that the arrested accused have been sent to jail.

Khunti : An old man was murdered on suspicion of being a witch from Jorko below Tola under Jariyagarh police station area. The police have arrested three accused involved in the murder. This includes Sikandar Horo alias Nimiya Horo, Jerku Munda and Rohit Horo and all three are residents of Zorko Badka Toli village.

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According to information, Sikandar Horo along with his uncle Jerku Munda and friend Rohit Horo had a liquor party at his house on 27 January. In this liquor party, Sikandar told his uncle and friend that old woman Birsi is a witch. She has killed my father and now she will kill me too. It is necessary to kill Birsi. After this, all three planned the murder and reached Birsi’s house on the night of 27 January itself, where Birsi lived alone. After this, he was beaten to death with a stick and ran away after closing the door.

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On the night of January 28, Jerku Munda took the dead body out of the house and buried it in the ground away from the village. When the police got the information about the incident, they started the investigation. The police got information about the body being buried in the ground. After this, the dead body was dug out in the presence of the CO. Station in-charge Pankaj Kumar Mandal said that in this murder case, first Sikandar Horo and Jerku Munda were arrested. When this was interrogated, the third accused turned out to be Rohit. Rohit Ho was also arrested. He said that all the three accused have confessed to the crime. He said that along with registering an FIR for murder against the three arrested accused, they have been sent to jail.

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