Incident Reports

Woman beaten up by relatives on accusation of witchcraft in Surkhet


Karnali, Surkhet, Gurbhakot

 A woman in Neta VDC-8, Surkhet, was beaten by her own relatives alleging her of being a witch. The incident came into light only four days after it occurred. The victim was identified as a 60-year-old Manakali Chapai . She informed that her relatives including brother-in-law Jhabilal Tiwari, Hum Bahadur Chapai, Durga Bahadur Chapai, Basudev Tiwari, Hari Kala Tiwari, and Chandra Kala Chapai beat her on May 30 in her own house. Filing a complaint against the assailants in the District Police Office in district headquarters Birendranagar she demanded action against them. DPO informed that police would immediately look into the matter by arresting the assailants.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Related to disputes over dowry
Actor 1 - Number of people 6
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media