Incident Reports

One arrested for alleging woman "witch" and beating in Sindhupalchowk


Bagmati, Sindhupalchok, Lisangkhu Pakhar

On Aug 3, 26-year-old Asha Lama of Lisangkhu Pakhar Village Municipality 2 was arrested for beating a 70-year-old woman. According to Inspector Ghimire, Lama accused the old woman of being a witch in Chandada of Lisangkhu on July 31 and physically assaulted her. On Aug 1, the victim lodged a complaint at the District Police Office and on the same day underwent medical treatment and examination for her injuries in Chautara Hospital.

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 noyouth
Total Injured 1