Incident Reports

Woman physically assaulted by her husband and two daughters in Dhading accusing her of witchcraft


Bagmati, Dhading, Siddhalek, Ward 2

Hiradevi Sulwal a 47-year-old woman of Siddhalek rural municipality-2 accused her husband Bir Bahadur Silwal a 50-year-old man, and her two daughters Sita Silwal, 27, Sirjana Silwal, 24, of physically assaulting her accusing her of witchcraft. According to the victim, the accused brutally assaulted her on January 1 and did not let her enter the home for the next two days. Inspector Ramesh Thapa of district police office Dhading stated that they were 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 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1