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Jharkhand: Mob kills man over allegations of witchcraft against wife

A man was killed by a mob in Jharkhand's Khunti district after his wife was accused of causing deaths in a family through witchcraft. The police have arrested seven people in connection with the murder.

The main accused, Madan Munda, lost two members of his family over the last month. His elder son drowned in a pond, while his daughter-in-law died of illness soon after. A few days later, his younger son also fell severely ill.

Madan Munda reached out to a tantric (shaman) named Ojha Ram to find a reason for the sudden deaths. Ojha told him that a woman in his neighbourhood, Birasmati Devi, had used witchcraft to kill his family members.

The accused, with intentions to kill the woman and her husband, reached their house on September 3, police said. He was accompanied by a few other accomplices.

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