Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Assam Witch Hunts

A spate of killings in Assam’s Kokrajhar district in the past one week has shed new light on rampant ignorance, illiteracy and superstitions among rural tribal folk.

Four women have been hacked to death in Kokrajhar district since April 15, with the police saying all are victims of superstition and alleged practice of witchcraft. Two people were killed earlier in the year.

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