Branded 'witch', Assam woman tortured at tea garden: Police

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Golaghat (Assam), Nov 19 (PTI) A 70-year-old woman sustained injuries after some people tortured her after branding her a 'witch' at a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district, police said on Thursday.

The gruesome incident took place on Wednesday night at Misamora tea estate in the Dergaon police station area, a senior police official said.

'A group of people branded the old lady 'witch' and attacked her last night. She sustained injuries and was treated at a hospital,' he added.

The attackers fled the scene minutes before a police team reached.

'An investigation is underway and an operation is on to nab the culprits,' the official said. PTI CORR TR SOM SOM