Incident Reports

Woman beaten by neighbour on witchcraft allegation in Morang


Province 1, Morang, Sundarharaicha, Ward 3

A woman has been beaten by her neighbour on allegation of a witch in Morang. 29-year-old Dhanhira Rai of Sundarharaicha Municipality-3 Aaitabare reportedly beat her 38-year-old neighbour woman accusing her of being a witch. According to police, Dhanhira attacked the woman at 4:00 am in the morning on Wednesday with a trident. The victim sustained an injury in various parts of her body and bled heavily. She was bedridden due to injury. Police have started an investigation against the assailant.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Sharp weapon
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
Female Injured 1
National/Online Media