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Woman branded witch, beheaded

A man in Jharkhand beheaded a woman he thought was a witch and surrendered to the police after walking with the severed head for five kilometres, police said on Monday.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Ranchi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2008 01:13 PM IST

A man in Jharkhand beheaded a woman he thought was a witch and surrendered to the police after walking with the severed head for five kilometres, police said on Monday.

Jairam Hansda, 37, killed Renti Hansda, 40, on Sunday in Tirildih village of Jamshedpur district, around 190 km from here. He then picked up her head and walked to the Mousabini police station.

Jairam told the police that the dead woman was into black magic, which he claimed killed his father and brother.

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