Kumar Rajiv Nayan

Ara : Some persons assaulted and injured a woman for allegedly practicing witchcraft and when her family members tried to rescue her, the miscreants also beat them on February 2 at village Chanda in Bhojpur district. All the injured were admitted to Ara Sadar 0Hospital for treatment. A named FIR was lodged with Ara Muffassil Police Station against seven persons but no arrest has so far been made in this regard.

SHO, Ara Muffassil Police Station, said that Gudia Kumari of Chanda village under Ara Muffassil Police Station was married in Maulabagh locality under Town police station but after the death of her husband she lived with her parents at Chanda village. The villagers did not like her presence at the village and always blamed her for any omen. The problem started on February 1 night when her neighbour faced some problem at their house and they again blamed her for it. On Thursday morning, they thrashed her till she fell unconscious and when her family members tried to rescue her, the miscreants also beat her sister and brother.

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