5 Women Beaten to Death in India

Five women accused of practicing witchcraft were beaten to death in India Saturday after they were blamed for a village’s recent misfortunes. The women, from Kinjia village in Jharkhand state, were taken from their homes and beaten with sticks and iron rods, according to Arun Kumar Singh, a deputy inspector-general of police. Around 50 people have been arrested in the attack. “In the age of knowledge, this incident is sorrowful. Society should ponder over it,” Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said in a statement.