The Chintapalli police posted a picket at Gollapalli after residents assaulted one Wakita Narasimha (55), suspecting him of performing witchcraft leading to the death of Palakura Kalamma on Friday evening. According to ASI Parashuramulu, Kalamma was suffering from fever for several days. She was taken to a local doctor, who advised that she be taken to a government hospital for better treatment. But the victim died on the way.

— Correspondent