Incident Reports

Complaint lodged against two men on the charge of physically assaulting a woman accusing her of witchcraft in Sarlahi


Madhes, Sarlahi, Basbariya, Ward 1

A complaint was lodged against Rahul Bhandari a 34-year-old man and Sunil Yadav a 29-year-old man on the charge of accusing Skila Khatun a 46-year-old woman of Basbariya rural municipality-1 of witchcraft and physically assaulting her and attempting to feed her excrement. The victim alleged that the accused came to her home on February 11 and verbally assaulted her calling her a 'witch' and assaulting her physically. She further added that the accused physically assaulted her again after she lodged the complaint on March 19.
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 2
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