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Elderly accused of being witch and murdered, family gets murder threats

An old woman was murdered, accusing her of being a witch at the Majerdabari tea plantation in Alipurduar. The police has got involved in the investigation of this incident and has arrested some people. However, the accused have got bail. It is alleged that since getting the bail, the accused are threatening to kill the deceased’s family, due to which they were forced to leave the house in fear of their lives.

It may be noted that on 28th July, Vrinda Chikbraik of Motilal Line of Majerdabari tea plantation was accused of being a witch and was beaten up badly by some of the people in the area. After this, the old woman died on August 16 in Alipurduar district hospital during treatment.

The police investigating the incident arrested the accused Habul Mahato, Sanjith Chikbraik and Sanjith Gwala. On Wednesday, the three got bail and since then these people are  threatening to kill the family members of the deceased. Meanwhile, the said family has filed a complaint in the Shamuktala police station, on the basis of which the police is investigating.

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