Incident Reports

Complaint lodged against man on the charge of witchcraft allegation


Karnali, Kalikot, Khandachakra, Ward 5

22-year-old Gauri Mahatara of Khandchakra Municipality-5 in Kalikot lodged a complaint against her neighbour 55-year-old Sur Karki on December 1 at District Police Office, accusing him of alleging her a witch and beating her.

Gauri also accused Karki of publicly insulting her and accusing her of killing his hen by "witchcraft". She sustained an injury on her back and hand in Karki's attack and underwent treatment at the district hospital. District Police Kalikot has started investigation into the incident by arresting the accused.

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 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
Youth Injured 1