Medininagar (Jharkhand), Jul 27 (PTI) A 55-year-old woman was beaten to death today by her neighbour for allegedly practising black magic in Palamau district, police said.

The accused has been arrested immediately, the Superintendent of Police of the district, Indrajeet Mahatha, said.

The accused believed that his family members were not keeping well because of witchcraft allegedly practised by the victim Lalitha Devi, Mahatha said.

An FIR has been lodged on the basis of a complaint filed by the victim’s son and an investigation has been initiated to find out the truth behind the incident, the SP said.

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