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Witch hunting rerun in Chirang!

Yet another witch hunting incident fans no less shock and anger across the on Monday two days after it came to light.

The incident took place at a remote helmet in Chirang district bordering Bhutan where thr body of the victim was recovered on Saturday.

Identified as Guneswar Basumatary, the local resident of Koila Moila near Dotom was believed to have been killed alleging witch craft. 

According to family members,Guneswar went missing on September 16 evening he visited his relative's house at Koila Moila area. Family members lodged an FIR with Amguri PS,case number 45/2017, under section 302/201 IPC.

During a search operation, police and family members recovered body in decomposed condition. He was murdered on suspect of witch craft,family members said.

Investigation is on into incident,said a police officer in Chirang.

The Chirang district unit of ABSU condemned the incident and demanded early arrest of culprits. Investigation should be speedy up into incident, the ABSU said.

Assam forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma also condemned the killing of a person on suspect of witch craft at remote Dotma. She has urged the district administration to take bold step against incident.

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