Nine people were arrested by Karbi Anglong police on Saturday in connection with the lynching of two persons on suspicion of practising witch hunting in a remote village of the hill district. Ramawati Halua, a 50-year-old woman, and Bijoy Gaur, a 28-year-old male were beaten to death by sticks and sharp weapons at Rohimapur, village inhabited by about 20 families from the Adivasi community, under Dokmoka police station on Wednesday night. Nine people have been detained in connection with the crime, the Karbi Anglong police informed. Meanwhile, the police are on the lookout for others who might be involved in the crime. According to sources, the villagers had first branded Ramawati as a witch and held her responsible for hunting villagers falling sick and dying. Gaur who tried to stop the villagers from beating Ramabati was also beaten to death. The group then reportedly offered rituals to the local deity and burnt the two bodies in a nearby area. Police found two sticks, one machete, and a fishing net from the site besides some of the mortal remains of the victims. According to the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Act, 2015, witch-hunting is a cognizable, non-bailable, and non-compoundable offense.