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11 held for human sacrifice in Cachar

GUWAHATI, June 7: A 55–year–old man was killed by villagers and later buried, in a bid to "satisfy a goddess" in a remote village in Assam's Barak Valley area, police said on Friday, adding that 11 people, including three women, were arrested in the case. The human sacrifice took place on Thursday night at Narayanpur basti – a locality where inhabitants are mainly labourers on nearby tea plantations. The village, adjacent to Narayanpur tea estate, falls within thejurisdiction of Lakhipur police station in Cachar district. Cachar district Superintendent of Police Diganta Bora said there was suspicion this was a case of witch–hunting. IANS

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