Brothers kill sister-in-law for practising ‘witchcraft’

The Jamshedpur police have arrested one Gurucharan Das for allegedly killing his sister-in-law charging her with practising black magic.

The Officer-in-Charge of Birsanagar police station in Jamshedpur told Deccan Herald that altogether four persons have been named as accused in the FIR lodged in connection with the murder of Sushila Sardar.

“All the four people are brothers and are accused of murdering their sister-in-law Sushila Sardar. While Gurucharan Das has been arrested, three others are abconding,” he said.

Police said Gurucharan Das and his three brothers Atul Sardar, Kaisa Sardar and Kheka Sardar barged into the house of their sister-in-law Sushila Sardar and holding her responsible for using black magic on Gurucharan Das’ daughter, thrashed her black and blue. Her body was found in a pool of blood on Monday morning.

Gurucharan Das’ daughter died a few days back under mysterious circumstances.
The murder of Sushila Sardar is latest in a series of witchcraft-related killings which are rampant in Jharkhand. According to available official data, as many as 261 case have been registered under Anti-witchcraft Act, 2001 so far.

Vacation? Short break? Day trip? Get Skip-the-line tickets at GetYourGuide.


(Listed if other than Religion News Blog, or if not shown above)
DH News Service, India
Dec. 9, 2003

Religion News Blog posted this on Thursday December 11, 2003.
Last updated if a date shows here:


More About This Subject


Our website includes affiliate links, which means we get a small commission -- at no additional cost to you -- for each qualifying purpose. For instance, as an Amazon Associate, Religion News Blog earns from qualifying purchases. That is one reason why we can provide this research service free of charge.

Speaking of which: One way in which you can support us — at no additional cost to you — is by shopping at