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Assam: Local court sentences 10 people to life imprisonment in 21-year-old witch-hunting case

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Chirang (Assam), May 24 (ANI): A local court in Assam’s Chirang district on Tuesday has awarded life imprisonment to 10 persons in connection with a 21 years old witch-hunting case.

The Court of Additional and Sessions Judge, Bijni in Chirang district on Tuesday delivered the judgement.

According to the reports, in 2001, the 12 accused persons had allegedly killed three persons on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.

Out of 12 accused, two died earlier.

Prabin Debroy, Additional Public Prosecutor said that the incident took place in 2001.

“When the case no 120/2001 was registered at Bijni police station, at that time the Bijni court was under the Bongaigaon district and the case was transferred here in 2018. From 2018, hearings and witnesses process was going on and today the court has delivered the final verdict. The court has awarded life imprisonment to 10 accused persons. Three persons including a woman were killed by the accused persons on suspicion of practicing witchcraft,” Prabin Debroy said. (ANI)

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