Incident Reports

Woman assaulted on allegation of witchcraft, accused arrested in Salyan


Karnali, Salyan, Sharada, Ward 13

Police arrested 56-year-old Kaushila Budathoki and her husband 58-year-old Meghlal Budathoki on the charge of assaulting 54-year-old single woman Hirmi Budhathoki of Syanikhal, Sarada Municipality Ward-13 alleging her a witch. The victim was beaten by the couple along with her sister Bimala Basnet while returning from a relative's house on July 21 and sustained head injury.

The accused have been remanded to custody and police are investigating the incident.

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 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1