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Indian police speak to villagers after five women were killed after being accused of practising witchcraft in Kanjia village in eastern Jharkhand state, India,  on August 8th, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Five women accused of practising witchcraft have been beaten to death in a village in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand. Police official Arun Kumar (...)

Fishermen in rural Assam where witch-hunting is prevalent, not only among the state’s largely superstitious and underdeveloped tribal communities and its tea plantation workers, but also in several other regions. Photograph: Biju Boro/AFP/Getty

Police arrested 16 people in India’s northeastern Assam state last month for brutally murdering a 63-year old woman for practicising witchcraft, in wh(...)

A police officer checks people’s voting slips as they wait in line to cast their votes at a polling station during the third phase of voting for national elections in New Delhi today. Photograph: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections today, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states essential to the(...)