Old man murdered for practising witchcraft

Gajpati: An old man was allegedly killed by some villagers on suspicion of practising witchcraft at Kainpur area in Gajpati district.

According to sources, the deceased has been identified as Gopal Sabara of Badama Singh area.

It has been alleged that Gangadhar Bhuian and Narayan Sabar had called Gopal to Kainpur village from his house in Badama Singh and attacked him leading to death on the spot, the sources added.

Being informed about the incident, police seized the body and forwarded the two accused to the court.