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127 Lynched to Death Over Witchcraft Between 2012 to 2014

As many as 127 women were lynched after being branded as witches in Jharkhand between 2012 and 2014, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Published: 17th March 2016 06:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2016 06:32 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: As many as 127 women were lynched after being branded as witches in Jharkhand between 2012 and 2014, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 26, 54 and 47 murder-for-witchcraft cases were reported in the State in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha. 



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