Youth killed in witchcraft related violence

May 21st, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin  

Raipur, May 21 (IANS) Eight people have been arrested in Chhattisgarh’s industrial city Bhilai after a young man was killed in group clashes over a dispute over witchcraft. Police said two groups clashed Monday night at Sector 11 in Bhilai, about 30 km from here, after some people attacked a woman’s house blaming her for the death of a boy.

This led to the group clash in which a 22-year-old man, S. Gopi, suffered severe head injuries and died later, said Additional Superintendent of Police Prashant Thakur.

Chhattisgarh is infamous for witchcraft related violence.

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