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9 held on witch hunting charge

Sivasagar police have arrested nine people on Wednesday in a day after they inflicted torture on a woman branding her a witch. Police officials told Assam Times that they picked up the villagers, including seven women from Gorbhanga area hours after they singled out the elderly woman and torture her whom they rescued before being rushed to a local hospital. The villagers were arrested on the basis of the FIR filed before police by her family members.

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