Baripada: In a bizarre incident, a person allegedly hacked his aunt to death on suspicion of practising sorcery at Thakurasahi village under Kaptipada police limits in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district late last night.
The accused later surrendered before police.
According to reports, Manu Murmu of the village had died ten days ago. Murmu’s nephew Shiva suspected that he died due to witchcraft by the deceased’s wife Gumi.
Last night, Shiva hacked his aunt Gumi with a billhook leading to her death.
He later dumped the body at the bank of a nearby river before surrendering at police station.
The body has been recovered by police.