Ranchi, July 16 (IANS) A couple was hacked to death on Sunday on charge of practising black magic in Jharkhand's Khuti district, police said.

Gram Pradhan Panda Munda, 45, and his wife Anima Soya, 40, were fatally attacked with an axe by Kharia Munda at Rumudukel village in Murhu police station area.

Accused Kharia's buffalo had died and he suspected the couple for the animal's death.

Police is looking for the absconding accused.