Five people got arrested in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district on Sunday for torturing and murdering a woman. This month earlier she was being tortured and claimed for addressing her self a witch as per the police report said. Police have arrested Mahaveer, Gopi Chand, Chandra Prakash, Pinki and Sonya in this case. This case have been made under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including Section 302 (punishment for murder) and the Rajasthan Prevention of Witch-Hunting Act,” said a police official on phone from Kekri in Ajmer. The lady name was kanya, she was mother of Kalu and Maya, the son and daughter. In a police complaint to police they alleged that their mother was ill for some time after her husband’s death about a month ago and some relatives allegedly to grab her property branded her as a witch. The woman paraded naked after being beaten up badly with iron chains, dragged forcibly by hair in the village. She was tortured to death by all means, iron rods were also put into her eyes and was also forced to eat faeces.
The woman subsequently died and was cremated clandestinely on August 4, according to the complaint. Even the village panchayat, also sought to cover up the incident, directing them to go to Pushkar and take a holy dip to wash their sins and also warning that anyone who disclosed the incident to the authorities would be cast out from the community. The investigation is going on and accused have been arrested for brutal murder.