India: Witch hunting: Victims of superstition

The National Crime Records Bureau says 2,097 murders were committed between 2000 and 2012 where witch hunting was the motive.  Apart from Jharkhand, at least 11 other states—Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Assam and Bihar—still report cases of witch hunting.

Once practised only by tribal communities, witch hunting is now becoming common among Dalits and other minority communities.

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