Bhubaneswar: In a barbaric incident, a youth allegedly beat his maternal aunt at Kantala village under the Anandpur area in Keonjhar district late on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Jingi Purtty of Kantala village. Police have now detained the accused niece.
According to reports, the niece killed Jingi after suspecting that she was practising sorcery for long. He beat her when she was returning home late in the night.
Acting on the complaints of family members, police reached the spot and detained the youth. Further investigations are on, said police.