Rourkela, Oct 17:
A 55-year-old woman was hacked to death by a youth who suspected her of practicing black magic on him in Odisha’s Sundergarh district, police said on Wednesday.
The incident took place at Kardakuda village under Bonai Police Station areaTuesday. The victim has been identified as Masuri Munda, a tribal. The police arrested Nayak Munda (28) who allegedly committed crime in highly intoxicated condition. The accused was under the impression that he suffered due to the black magic being done by the woman.
Nayak Munda last evening accused the victim of using black magic against him. They had an altercation before Nayak picked up his axe and killed Masuri. She died on the spot following which he fled from the scene.
“We caught Nayak on Wednesday from his house and have seized the weapon used in the killing,” said R Panigrahi, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Bonai. (PTI)