The incident, which occurred at a remote village in Karbi Anglong, was reminiscent of the 2018 killings of two youth from affluent Guwahati families in the district.
The accused had taken his daughter-in-law to quacks, doctors and even made her consume Ayurvedic drugs apart from making offerings to appease various gods and goddesses but to no avail.
Though the entire village is accused, but they are trying to identify the main culprits in the case, said SP (Rural), Naushad Alam.
Wanaparthy police, who have commenced the probe, said that the bodies of all four persons were found from different parts of the house.
The sorcerer told Lipika’s family that she was possessed by evil spirits and thrashed her mercilessly.
The 13-year-old was murdered on May 18 in a eucalyptus grove near her house in Nodiyur village, Gandharvakkottai
The trio has been booked under the POCSO Act, and under Section 302 for murder among various other charges.
The video of the incident, which happened on Monday at Dakrama village under the Hathaura PS limits, went viral on social media on Tuesday.
Two days after a family committed suicide at Meerpet, a police inquiry revealed that they believed in black magic and superstitions.
Blurring the lines between delusion, superstition and blind faith, it's a narrative that cuts across lines of class, religion and literacy, say experts.
Kanganheri is a village spooked after three of its women reported that their braids had been chopped while they were sleeping.