A woman was tied to a tree and beaten up for alleged sorcery. The incident took place at Kucharam village in Toopran mandal on Tuesday. None of the villagers tried to intervene and rescue her and remained spectators as she was severely thrashed.

According to sources, T. Ramavva is a resident of the village and third wife of Pochaiah. Alleging that she was indulging in sorcery, one Shankar and Mallaiah, relatives of Ramavva, tied her to a tree and thrashed her for about four hours from 7 a.m. Shankar alleged that his wife Vineeta has behaved abnormally due to the sorcery by Ms. Ramavva. Knowing the information police reached the village and rescued Ramavva who was badly injured and shifted her to the hospital. Toopran police arrested both Shankar and Mallaiah .