Tribal man decapitated suspected witch walks seven km with severed head.

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Jajpur,16/07 : In a shocking incident, police arrested on Thursday a tribal man on the charges of beheading  a suspected witch on Wednesday night in a tribal dominated village of  Jajpur district.After decapitating the witch, the accused walked seven kilometers  with the  severed head and surrendered  himself before the police in the police outpost at Danagadi.65 -year-old Nandini Purti of Chhatara village under  Danagadi police outpost  was killed by 38 year old Kartik Kerei of the village  as  the killer suspected that the deceased was a witch in this nondescript village and she was responsible for the death of his ailing brother.Chinmaya  Nayak  the Sub- Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Jajpur Road said  ” Sanatan Kerei(40)  the  brother of  the accused was suffering from fever for which  he had taken his  ailing brother to the home of the deceased  for his treatment on Tuesday  as the deceased used to practice witchcraft to treat patients.The deceased also assured the accused to cure his brother. But the condition of the patient became serious for which the accused rushed his brother to SCB medical college and hospital at Cuttack on Wednesday evening . But he died on the way. The accused was under the impression that his brother died as the black magic of the deceased went wrong  for which in a sudden rage he rushed to the house of Nandini and decapitated her with an axe on Wednesday night. After beheading her, the accused walked around seven  km with the severed head of Nandini and turned himself in at the police station.The accused also handed over to the police an axe used in the killing .

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