Khagaria: In a shocking incident, a woman panchayat member's nose was chopped off by five persons who dubbed her as a witch and beat her up in Bihar's Khagaria district.

The woman, a member of Kenjari panchayat, was beaten up yesterday on suspicion of practising witchcraft, by five persons, including one who blamed her for the recent death of his son and her nose was chopped off, SHO Beldar police station Mukesh Kumar Jha said.

The woman was admitted to a hospital at Beldar, he said.

On the basis of statement of the victim, a FIR was registered against five persons, Jha said.

(Agencies)

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