Keonjhar: Suspecting black magic, a youth killed his aunt at about 8 pm on Thursday at Kantala village of Gayalmunda panchayat under Anandapur Police limits.
The accused has been identified as Ankura Birua.
The victim, Jingi Purti, was the wife of Birua’s maternal uncle. Suspecting Purti of practicing black magic, Birua wanted to extract revenge. Last night when Purti was returning home at about 8 pm, he waited for her to reach an isolated part of their village. Birua then attacked her with a sharp weapon. The severe head injuries resulted in her instant death.
Anandapur Police rushed to the spot and took Ankura Birua into custody where he has reportedly confessed to his crime.