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Couple half buried in Lakhimpur

A group of villagers in Lakhimpur district inflicted inhuman torture upon a couple charging them with practising black magic hardly a week after a couple were killed in Kokrajhar sending shockwaves across the state.

The incident took place at Moinahuri in Dhakuakhana where a group of villagers dragged Brojen Doley and his wife to a sandpit to be beaten up before allowing them to be remained half buried alleging witch craft.

Acting on complaints police came and rescued the couple and registered a case. But by then the villagers fled from the spot.

“The incident took place in the midnight where some youths picked up the couple and brought near a jungle where they were severely assaulted for witch craft. They denied the charges. But the perpetrators refused yo listen to them. Then we called up the Dhakuakhana police who later rescued the couple,” said a local resident of Moinaguri village where it took

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