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70-year-old Assam Woman Branded a 'Witch', Tortured at Tea Garden, Say Police

Representative Image. (PTI)

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The gruesome incident took place on Wednesday night at Misamora tea estate in the Dergaon police station area, a senior police official said.

A 70-year-old woman sustained injuries after some people tortured her after branding her a "witch" at a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district, police said on Thursday. The gruesome incident took place on Wednesday night at Misamora tea estate in the Dergaon police station area, a senior police official said.

"A group of people branded the old lady 'witch' and attacked her last night. She sustained injuries and was treated at a hospital," he added. The attackers fled the scene minutes before a police team reached.

"An investigation is underway and an operation is on to nab the culprits," the official said.


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