Sonitpur police have arrested six persons on Saturday charging them with cremating a woman alive practising witchcraft on Thursday. The body of the woman identified as Lakshmi Gaur, was exhumed on Saturday at Misamari's Milanpur area for further investigation. The main accused is still remaining untraced. Local police came to know about the incident on Friday.
In a similar incident on Friday, a 45-year-old tribal woman, a mother of five children, was burnt alive allegedly for practising witchcraft by some villagers in Jolah village, under Sonari police station, in Sibsagar district.