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Odisha man gets life term for killing ‘witch’

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Baripada (Odisha), Jan 18 (PTI) A court in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday sentenced a 32-year-old man to life imprisonment for killing a woman on the suspicion of being a witch eight years ago.

Baripada Additional Sessions Judge Prabir Choudhary also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict, Kanda Majhi.

On December 14, 2014, Majhi killed Srimati Marandi with a sharp weapon near a village in Baisinga block as he suspected that she was practising witchcraft, which led to ailments in his family.

Thirteen witnesses were examined in the case. PTI CORR HMB NN NN

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