Incident Reports

Woman in Dang beaten by her brother-in-law in witchcraft allegations


Lumbini, Dang, Gadhawa, Ward 5

Police have arrested Tilak Ram Chaudhary in Gadhwa Rural Municipality-5 of Dang Deukhuri on the charge of beating his sister-in-law accusing her of being witch on November 30 after consuming alcohol. He was arrested on the basis of complaint lodged by the victim.

According to the victim, Tilak has been calling her a witch for the past four years and she has endured till today considering him as her  brother-in-law. The victim said that her brother-in-law's eldest son fell down and was injured but instead of taking him to the hospital, she was being blamed for the incident , beaten and accused of being a witch.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response on basis of witchcraft allegations
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media