Keojhar: An old woman was allegedly poisoned by her sister-in-law and nephew on suspicion of practicing black-magic at Haradabahara village under Ramachandrapur police limits in Keonjhar district on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Phula Majhi.
The accused named Hira Majhi and Rabindra Majhi has been arrested by the police. They are now in the police custody at Ramchandra police station.
According to sources, Rabindra’s wife was childless after many years of marriage. They suspected that 58-year-old Phula performed witchcraft and blamed her for being responsible for not having a child, Rabindra and Hira reportedly forced Phula to drink the poison last evening.
“The body has been sent for post-mortem and accused are arrested for further interrogation. An investigation into the incident is underway,” said the police.