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PTI pune India
Updated: 09-11-2018 14:18 IST

A woman and her husband were

allegedly hacked to death at a village in Pune district of

Maharashtra on the suspicion that she was practising black

magic, police said on Friday.

The incident took place on Thursday at Aundhe village,

around 50 kms from here and the victims were identified as

Lilabai Mukane (47) and her husband Navasu Mukane (55), police


Two persons, identified as Jaitu Borkar and Baban

Mukane, were arrested by Khed police in this connection, they


According to a police officer, the deceased woman was

a quack, but some people in the village, located in Khed

tehsil, suspected that she was practising black magic.

"A few days ago, Borkar's daughter had developed cyst

in her abdomen. Borkar suspected that it due to the black

magic done by Lilabai," a senior officer at Khed police

station said.

"Baban's wife had also developed some rashes on her

body and even he suspected that it was due to Lilabai's black

magic," he added.

According to the officer, on Thursday both the accused

stormed into Mukane's house with sticks and sharp weapons and

attacked Lilabai.

"When her husband came to save her, they also hacked

him to death with sharp weapons," he added.

After some of their neighbours found the couple lying

in a pool of blood, they alerted the police.

"During the probe, Lilabai's daughter told us that in

the past her mother had arguments with Borkar. Based on the

inputs, he was picked up for questioning. During his

interrogation, he spilled the beans and confessed to killing

the couple with the help of Baban," he added.

A case under section 302 (murder) has been registered

against the duo, police said.

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