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Opposing so-called witchcraft proves fatal for man

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Opposing so-called witchcraft proves fatal for man

Friday, 24 January 2020 | PNS | DALTONGANJ

Chainpur police in Palamu have cracked a murder case, where a woman is the prime accused of eliminating her husband, in conspiratorial involvement of 3 other males too.

Stating this SDPO Sadar Sandip Kumar Gupta said Dasrath Sao (45) was found murdered and his head missing in the forest of Gurha under Chainpur police station on Jnauary 21 evening.

Gupta said, “I asked Chainpur police Sunit Kumar (OC) and inspector RR Shahi to get on this case and the two worked too good and in just one day the case was cracked with 4 arrests, head recovered and instruments used in killing too were seized.”

Sao’s head was found. Instruments used in the crime were recovered like tangi, knife, boulder and blood soaked wrapper of Sao.

Gupta said Chainpur police arrested four persons, who were Basanti Devi ( wife of Dasrath Sao) her two brothers Laxman and Chandan and one friend of Laxman called Nepali.

He said the four Basanti, Laxman, Chandan and Nepali were remanded in judicial custody on Jan 22 evening itself.

He said Basanti allegedly used to do witchcraft, which her husband Dasrath Sao never liked and always quarreled with her over this.

Gupta said Basanti might have got fed up with every day scolding of her husband and so decided to eliminate her husband by hatching a conspiracy with her two brothers Laxman and Chandan and one of their common friend Nepali and the 4 finished Sao and removed his head from the body on Jan 20 but the discovery of headless body was made on Jan 21.

OC Sunit Kumar said police are trying to get the version of 14 year old son of Basanti and Dasrath recorded under section 164 by a judicial officer as Kumar said the son had seen this barbarism inflicted on his father by his mother and three others too.

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