20 - 06 - 2019

Octogenarian beaten to death on suspicion of witchcraft, 3 held

Teliamura, Dec 30,2018:A  80-year-old man was beaten to death in  Kumrai Para under Mungiakami police station  allegedly by  villagers  who suspected him of practising ‘black magic’, the police said on Sunday.

Three persons  were arrested for killing   Lakhanjoy Reang , officer in charge of Mungiakami police station Surasen Tripura  said.

As per the statement of the deceased’s son, Hanshaman Reang  suspect      that  his wife died  due to   practise of  some witchcraft  after  suffering from an illness for a long time, the OC said.

On  December 26,  a kangaroo court  was held where the  deceased was also present. There the elderly man was accused of practicing black magic on Hanshaman Reang’s wife.  Then they started  thrashing him with sticks, police   said.

Soon after the incident, the victim’s son rushed him to  Kulai hospital. After battling with life for three days  the vicitim died yesterday.

The victim’s son filed an FIR in Mungiakami police station against six person. Police arrested three person that include -  Hanshaman Reang, Indrakumar Malsom,  Brajagopal Reang.          

A case under section 302 (murder) /34 IPC  has been registered.