Keonjhar: A 40-year-old man was allegedly thrashed to death by a group of persons on suspicion of practicing sorcery at Pidhapokhari village in Joda block of Keonjhar district.
According to police sources, mother of Tutu Munda in the village had died a few days ago and he was blaming Sudam Munda, a sorcerer of the locality, for the death.
With an intention of seeking revenge, Tutu along with his 4-5 associates reached Sudam’s house Monday and beat him to death with lathis. They later dumped the body at a nullah.
On being informed about the incident, police Tuesday night reached the village, recovered the body and started investigation.
As many four persons– Tutu Munda, Sendha Munda, Misra Munda and Durga Munda– have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder.