Woman branded witch, beheaded

April 21st, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin  

Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) 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 Monday. Jairam Hansda, 37, killed Renti Hansda, 40, 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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