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Women accused of witchcraft buried alive in eastern India

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Guwahati: Two women were buried alive by three brothers in Central Assam’s Nagaon district after being branded as witches.

Police on Monday recovered the bodies of 60-year old Sagu Gaur and 48-year old Salmi Gaur from Naharbari area under Samaguri police station near Barhampur in the Central Assam district.

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The victims were pushed into a village well by three brothers and buried alive them by filling up earth.

Police arrested two accused persons identified as Basu Gaur and Sanu Gaur and another Kumar Sanu Gaur is still absconding.

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A top police official said that, the two women were killed by the persons who branded them as witches.

“A local tantric said that the women were using black magic in the village since long time as a result of which villagers fell sick,” one of the accused Basu Gaur told to local media today.

Last year, the Assam assembly had unanimously passed the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015 to prevent the rising witch hunting incidents in the state.

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