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Woman branded as witch, killed

DNJAI79344 | 8/13/2017 | Author : Amit Bhatt | WC :351 | Crime & Law

No FIR in the case could be lodged as the body has been cremated

Jaipur: A 40-year-old widow was allegedly murdered by her relatives after they maliciously blamed her for being a witch or dayan.
This incident took place at Kekdi, a block about 135 kilometres from the state capital. It is alleged that the woman was branded witch because relatives wanted to take over her assets.The widow died after the neighbour and relatives pushed a hot rod into her eyes as a part of the “faith healing” process. She was also forced to eat faeces, and was tortured and beaten during the process.
The panchayat, then, quickly cremated the body and penalised the culprits to take a “holy” dip in Pushkar lake. Kanya Devi Raigar, the deceased, had lost her husband, Chittar, about a month ago. She was currently livi
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