Incident Reports

Complaint lodged against a couple on the charge of physical assault on a woman alleging her of being a "witch"


Karnali, Kalikot, Sanni Tribeni, Ward 1

A woman from Sanni Tribeni rural municipality-1 in Kalikot lodged a complaint at District Police Office Kalikot on September 15 against 39-year-old Karna Jaisi and his wife 32-year-old Binda Jaisi accusing them of beating her on the charge of so called witchcraft.

According to the victim, the couple beat and insulted her accusing her of causing stomach ache by performing so called witchcraft. She sustained injury on her head and chest in the attack from the couple. The victim is a teacher at Namkha rural municipality-6 based Himsikhar primary school.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response on basis of witchcraft allegations
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1