MAHABUBNAGAR: In a bizarre incident, a Lambada youth suspected of practising black magic, killed his aunt and devoured her eyes, ears and nose at Gudunalu Tanda in Hanwada mandal on Monday.

According to information reaching the district headquarters, Shanker Naik (30) and his father Hiryanaik were allegedly practising sorcery. Shanker Naik was behaving abnormally since a few days. His aunt, Gumini Bai, a resident of Erragunta tanda in the same mandal, came to Gudunalu Tanda to call on Shanker Naik. She tried to obstruct the black magic rituals by the father-son duo in their house.

Infuriated by her intervention, Shanker Naik attacked his aunt and killed her by smashing her head to the ground. Mahabubnagar rural police station circle inspector Buchaiah and Hanwada Sub Inspector Krishnudu who rushed to the Tanda on Tuesday after coming to know about the incident arrested Shanker Naik.