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Man lynched, wife and daughter beaten up for practising ‘witchcraft’ in Meghalaya

A family member of the three brothers was ill for a long time and they suspected that the victims’ black magic was responsible for it.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2018 19:55 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Tura
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Five people, including three brothers, were arrested in connection with the attack that took place at Dainadubi area in North Garo Hills district on Monday night. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A 68-year-old man was lynched and his wife and pregnant daughter were injured in a Meghalaya village when a group of people attacked them on the suspicion of practising witchcraft, police said today.

Five people, including three brothers, were arrested in connection with the attack that took place at Dainadubi area in North Garo Hills district on Monday night.

A family member of the three brothers was ill for a long time and they suspected that the victims’ black magic was responsible for it, district superintendent of police Dalton Marak said.

They entered the house of Poding Momin (68) and lynched him. His 65-year-old wife and their pregnant daughter were also beaten up and critically injured.

Their son who was also in the house at that time but he managed to escape, Marak said.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Apr 17, 2018 19:54 IST