An abandoned room in Kanjia village of eastern Jharkhand state, India, where five women accused of witchcraft were murdered. Photo: AFP
An abandoned room in Kanjia village of eastern Jharkhand state, India, where five women accused of witchcraft were murdered. Photo: AFP

Unexplained deaths: how poor healthcare is fuelling Indian witch-hunts

  • Sudden unexplained mortalities – together with a lack of health care, education and legal protection – are proving a dangerous mix in India’s rural areas
  • Those accused of witchcraft tend to meet a grisly end

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An abandoned room in Kanjia village of eastern Jharkhand state, India, where five women accused of witchcraft were murdered. Photo: AFP
An abandoned room in Kanjia village of eastern Jharkhand state, India, where five women accused of witchcraft were murdered. Photo: AFP
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