Brother-in-law beats sister-in-law on charges of witchcraft in Latehar

Latehar: Ajay Kherwar beat up his sister-in-law Anita Devi (35) and her husband Ashok Kherwar on Tuesday evening at around 3 pm in Medhari village of Mahuadand police station area of ‚Äč‚ÄčLatehar, accusing him of witchcraft. The woman’s hand was badly injured in this incident. Ajay tried to cut the woman’s hand with a hanger. But somehow the woman saved her life by running away. The victim woman was brought to the Community Health Center by her husband at around six in the evening. Anita Devi told that she had gone to Pans forest to bring firewood.

Then Ajay started fighting by calling Khawar a witch. He tried to cut her hand with a hanger by throwing her on the ground. She told that somehow she ran from there and reached the village and informed her husband about it. Anita Devi told that even before this he used to threaten to kill me by accusing me of being a witch. Information about this incident has been given to the police station.

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