Friday, May 30, 2008

An Indian woman accused of witchcraft was beaten, gagged and burnt to death in a remote eastern village

The woman was dragged out of her home, her hands and legs tied and taken to a crematorium where she was set on fire in front of the village which ignored her screams for help. The victim was murdered by the husband and relatives of a neighbor whose death was blamed on her witchcraft. Dozens of women are killed every year on suspicion of being witches or witch doctors in India where superstition is widespread.

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