Incident Reports

Man arrested on the charge of beating a woman on witchcraft allegations


Madhes, Siraha, Mirchaiya, Ward 9

Police have arrested 45-year-old Jatan Chaudhary of Mirchaiya Municipality-9 on January 11 on the charge of beating 59-year-old Basu Chaudhary of the same place accusing her of witchcraft practices.

After a local died from a heart attack, Basu was blamed for his death and beaten by the neighbours; 28-year-old Ajit Chaudhary, 35-year-old Kisun Chaudhary and 45-year-old Indula Chaudhary and thrown out of the village on January 8. According to police, the search is on as others are absconding.

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 4
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