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MURDER FOR WITCHCRAFT.

A horrible case of murder for supposed wltohoraft ia reported from the Dacoin. At a village la Oaeanar. Jalnho, certain shepherdß ware enapeofced by the villagers, and those suspicions were acoontuatod in oonsequence of a saveifl epidemic of cholera. Two of the ansp joted men were eezid, solemnly tried and condemned for witchcraft by the village oommlaaioQ, a'ld aontenoed to be tortured to daath. There, in presence of all the villager.?, thetr tee h were extracted with pluoera, and their heads were shaved, Subaeqaonlly they were burled up to their. neckc r wood was piled roaud their heads, a fire was kindled, and ttaelr skulls were roasted Into powder Some thirty persona have been convicted and aentonced to various terms of imprisonment. Another oasa of murder for eappoaed witohcr.*fb was raceatiy tried ah Bombay. Tha accuaad Imputod the death of hla father and mother, and the Illness of certain members of his family, to the acts of an oli woman, end heather to death with a thick, heavy stick, 'ihase cases are oommon, but are rarely brought to the notice of the British authorities.

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MURDER FOR WITCHCRAFT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2199, 14 August 1889

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MURDER FOR WITCHCRAFT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2199, 14 August 1889

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