Severed head held aloft,killer walks the streets

Salu,a traditional medicine practitioner,was axed to death.

Written by PTI | Lakhimpur (assam) | Published: March 6, 2013 3:01 pm

A man was beheaded today and the killer walked with the severed head held up for a kilometre before surrendering to the police in Assam’s Lakhimpur district today,police said.

Nikodin Tiru of Dolohat tea estate killed Salu,who was a traditional medicine practitioner and beheaded him with an axe at Phulbari No: 1 Sarang village.

Tiru then took the severed head and walked with it to Dolohat police outpost where he surrendered.

Tiru claimed during interrogation that he was suffering from mental problems and had approached Salu in November last to cure him but there was no improvement in his condition.

He further alleged that Salu was planning to take away his land and other property following which he had killed him in a fit of rage,the police said.

Tiru has been arrested and further investigations were on,the police said.

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