Mail News Service
Seraikela, Sept 16: A 63-year-old lady Jalhi Devi of Pampada village under Saraikela PS was axed to death by local villager Gopal Godsora who accused the deceased of being a witch. The Saraikela police on receipt of information reached the s[pot and sent the victim’s body to Saraikela for postmortem. The grueling incident reportedly happened at about 7:30 pm on Thursday. Saraikela police station In-charge, Manohar Kumar informed that the alleged killer, Gopal Godsora had an ongoing property dispute with the late Jalhi Devi that had been lingering since 10 years. The OC said that apart from the property dispute, Gopal Godsora had held Jalhi Devi responsible for his children’s illness and accused her of witchcraft and on Thursday evening, based on the accusation, killed her with an axe before absconding. The police are on the lookout for Gopal Godsora and are also investigating the incident.