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Apr 03, 2013 at 08:31pm IST

Jharkhand: 4 men arrested for piercing woman's tongue with needle after dubbing her a witch

Medininagar: Four persons were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly piercing the tongue of a woman with a needle after dubbing her a witch in Jharkhand's Latehar district on Sunday, police said.

The four, Subhash Mehta, Arvind Bhuiyan, Dulal Bhuiyan and Bijan Bhuiyan were arrested after the woman Kalawati Devi filed a FIR naming 12 persons yesterday, the sources said.

The woman was beaten up on Sunday at a meeting called by villagers for allegedly practicing black magic at Piprakala village under Maneka police station. The villagers also fined the woman Rs 10,000 and forced her husband to sell his land to pay the fine, the police said.

J'khand: 4 men arrested for piercing woman's tongue with needle

Police said the villagers also fined the woman Rs 10,000 and forced her husband to sell his land to pay the fine.

The four also pierced the woman's tongue with a needle, they added.

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