Widow branded witch, forced to eat faeces, beaten to death in Rajasthan

13 August 2017, 07:56 PM
Widow forced to eat faeces before being beaten to death in Rajasthan. (Representative Image)
Widow forced to eat faeces before being beaten to death in Rajasthan. (Representative Image)

A 40-year-old widow was forced to eat faeces before being brutally beaten to death by relatives after branding her witch in Rajasthan’s Kekri, around 140 kilometers from state capital — Jaipur. 

Police said the the woman was killed on August 3. The victim has been identified as Kanya Devi Raigar.

Ajmer Superintendent of police (SP) Rajendra Singh said, “Kanya Devi Raigar was branded witch before being beaten to death.”

The SP added that she was forced to eat faeces before being tortured. 

According to Rajasthan Police the victim had succumbed to her injuries at the incident site. 

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The SP said that according to claims the woman was pierced with hot rod.

“It is being difficult to ascertain the as her body was cremated by the relatives ,” added the SP. 

The victim’s husband died a month back and she is survived by a son and daughter. 

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"We received a complaint of the murder and torture after brandishing the victim witch by a distant relative on August 10," said Kekri Police Station SHO Hari Ram Kumawat.

“We have registered an FIR against four people and three people have been detained,” said Ajmer SP.

Four people booked in the murder of the middle-aged woman have been identified as Pinky Raigar, Sonia Raigar, Chandra Prakash Raigar and Mahaveer Raigar. 

First Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017 07:38 PM
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