Chhattisgarh man kills uncle, aunt on suspicion of practising black magic on his wife
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Chhattisgarh man kills uncle, aunt on suspicion of practising black magic on his wife

The accused attacked the couple after getting into a heated argument with them while on their way to his home.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2017 14:14 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jashpur
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A 60-year-old man alleged his uncles and aunt had caused his wife’s illness through black magic.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A 45-year-old man allegedly killed his uncle and aunt at a village in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district on suspicion that they practised ‘black magic’ on his wife, police said on Tuesday.

As per preliminary investigation, the accused, Landru Ram, went to his 60-year-old maternal uncle Bishun Ram’s house in Karadari village on Sunday evening and invited him to his home nearby, Jashpur’s deputy superintendent of police Abhishek Singh said.

Bishun and his wife Basanti Rai (48) initially hesitated to go, but the accused convinced them, Singh said.

On the way to his house, the three got into a heated argument with Landru accusing the couple of practising sorcery. He then allegedly attacked them with a stick at a secluded place, killing them on the spot, the police officer said.

The villagers spotted the bodies on Monday morning and informed the police, he said.

Police arrested Landru from Karadari village, located around 450 kms away from the state capital Raipur, the DSP said.

The accused told police that he believed his uncle and aunt practised witchcraft which caused his wife to be ill for the past six months.

Singh said the accused was booked under Indian Penal Code section 302, the punishment for murder, which could receive death or imprisonment for life.

First Published: Jul 04, 2017 13:49 IST