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Assam woman was killed and hung from a tree on suspicion of witchcraft: police

A 45-year-old woman was killed and hung on a tree on suspicion of practicing witchcraft in the Kokrajar district of Assam, police said.

Three people have been arrested so far in connection with an incident in the village of Mohampur near the Gosaigaon police station, officials said.

The woman went missing from the village on Saturday, her husband informed the chief, who filed a complaint with the police on the same day.

Police and villagers began searching for the woman and found her hanging from a tree on the outskirts of the village on Sunday night, police said.

A puncture wound was found on her body, and she was suspected of having been killed before being hung, he added, adding that the corpse was sent for post-mortem examination. Three people were arrested in connection with the incident and a manhunt was initiated to capture another, he said, adding that further investigations were underway.