8 August 2015

5 WOMEN ACCUSED OF BEING WITCHES BEATEN TO DEATH IN INDIA

The bodies of women, who have been accused of practicing witchcraft, are placed in a truck in Kinjia village in Jharkhand state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Dozens of villagers in eastern India beat to death five women Saturday, accusing them of practicing witchcraft and blaming them for a series of misfortunes in the village, police said.
Dozens of villagers in eastern India beat to death five women Saturday, accusing them of practicing witchcraft and blaming them for a series of misfortunes in the village, police said.

Residents of Kinjia village in Jharkhand state dragged the women out of their homes and beat them with sticks and iron rods, said Arun Kumar Singh, a deputy inspector-general of police in Ranchi, Jharkhand's capital.