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Maha: Woman killed by neighbour over witchcraft suspicion

Maha: Woman killed by neighbour over witchcraft suspicion
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Thane, Jul 30 (PTI) A 35-year-old man in Maharashtra''s

Thane district allegedly killed his woman neighbour over

suspicion that she practised witchcraft, police said on

Thursday.

The man''s wife died around eight days back at Apti

village in Kalyan taluka.

He suspected that his 45-year-old woman neighbour

practised witchcraft on his wife, Kalyan taluka police station

inspector Balaji Pandhre said.

The man allegedly stabbed her with a knife on Tuesday

evening, he said, adding that the woman died on the spot.

Some neighbours alerted the police who rushed to the

spot and sent the body for postmortem.

The accused was arrested on Wednesday and charged

under Indian Penal Code Section 302 (murder), Pandhre said.

The victim and the accused also had a land dispute and

the police were probing if that led to the crime, he said. PTI

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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