Thane district allegedly killed his woman neighbour over
suspicion that she practised witchcraft, police said on
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