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Athlete beaten up branding witch

Yet another incident of witch hunting sends shockwaves across the state where a national level athlete was not spared. The incident took place on Thursday wee hours in a remote hamlet in Karbi Anglong district.

The victim is medal winner in javelin at several national meets Debajani Bora, whom the villagers tied to at post a local prayer hall and mercilessly beaten up by a group of villagers in full view of her family members alleging that she had a witch creating trouble in the entire village.

The villagers inflicted torture on her at the instance of the prayer hall caretaker Radha Laskar whom police arrested on Thursday afternoon. Her family members took her unconscious to the Dokomoka Primary Health Centre for treatment of head and neck injuries.

Search is on to nab the other perpetrators. Despite selection Debojani, a mother of three children, could not represent the country at an international meet at Malaysia in 2011-12 due to financial constraints.

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