Man arrested for killing woman

Keonjhar: A tribal man was arrested for allegedly killing a woman suspecting her to be a witch in Keonjhar district, police said today.

The accused, identified as Ananda Majhi (28) of Gorandijodi village, surrendered before the police at Saharpada outpost with the sliced head of Rimili Majhi, after beheading the tribal widow on Saturday, they said.

The accused told the police that he suspected the woman to be performing witchcraft and causing illness among members of his family. The tribal was arrested and the weapon used in the crime seized by police.