Incident Reports

Complaint registered against four on the charge of physically assaulting the 40-year-old accusing her of witchcraft in Saptari


Madhes, Saptari, Rajbiraj, Ward 9

A complaint was registered against 50-year-old Akbar Mian, 48-year-old wife Hazrunwati Khatun and their sons 30-year-old Sokat Ali, and another son 28-year-old Jabed Ali of Rajbiraj Municipality-9 Jagdari Toll on February 26, on the charge of physically assaulting a 40-year-old woman accusing her of witchcraft. According to the police, the accused physically and verbally assaulted the victim on March 16, 2022. The complaint was registered on the order of High Court Janakpur.

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