Baripada: A woman was allegedly hacked to death over the suspicion of practising sorcery at Sarisua village under Sarat police limits in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, last evening.
According to reports, the woman, identified as Khairi Mahanta, had gone to a tubewell to fetch water when Kalia Mahanta and his brother Balia attacked her with a sharp weapon killing her on the spot. The accused duo absconded after committing the crime.
On being informed, police reached the village with a scientific team, recovered the body for post-mortem and initiated an investigation.
As per sources, Kalia and his wife were childless while he was suspecting sorcery by the deceased woman as the reason behind it.