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Old tribal couple axed to death

Press Trust of India  |  Khunti (Jharkhand) 

An old tribal couple were axed to death while their teenaged children suffered injuries in an attack by unidentified miscreants in Dadgamma under police station under district, a senior police officer today said.

The victims Satri Munda (60) and his wife (55) along with their son (14) and daughter were in their sleep when the miscreants barged into the house past midnight last and axed the old couple to death, said of Police Ashwini Kumar Sinha.

Sinha said the victims children suffered minor injuries in the incident.

After committing the crime, the killers escaped with the severed of Satri, Sinha said adding that the bodies including Satris torso have been recovered and sent for post-mortem today.

Asked about the possible reason behind the incident, the SP did not rule the possibility that the witchcraft could be the possible reason.

Meanwhile, a hunt was launched to apprehend the culprits and recover the severed of Satri.

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First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 20:40 IST