Widespread fears surrounding an alleged hair-cutting ghost in India appear to have reached a fever pitch as a mob murdered a woman who they suspected was the one behind the attacks!

Maan Devi wandered away from her home late at night on Tuesday and the  disoriented 60-year-old woman wound up in a nearby village where  suspicious residents soon surrounded her.

Accusing her of being a witch who had come to collect the hair of their  wives and daughters, the frenzied group attacked Devi and began  mercilessly beating her.

Although doctors later claimed that the woman died of a heart attack  rather than wounds from the incident, there can be little doubt that her  condition was caused by the fracas.

More on this troubling development at the Coast to Coast AM website.