Incident Reports

Complaint lodged on charge of alleging of being witch

2016-08-29

Bagmati, Sindhupalchowk, Chautara Sangachok Gadhi, Ward 5

A 60-year-old woman of Chautara Municipality-4, Kaptanpati has lodged a complaint against Tulsi Maya Kapali, 56 and Hari Maya Kapali, 59 at District Police Office on charge of alleging her of being witch. The victim said that she was attempted to attack by the accused on August 29 alleging her of being witch. Bisheswor Pandey, chief of women and children centre at DPO said that police have been deployed to arrest the accused. According to Pandey, the victim said that she has been misbehaved by accused for being witch while she was working at her home. चौतारा नपा-४ स्थित कप्तानपाटी की ६० वर्षीया एक महिलाले कथित बोक्सीको आरोप लगाएको भन्दै सोही ठाउँकी ५६ वर्षीया तुलसीमायाँ कपाली र ५९ वर्षीया हरीमायाँ कपालीविरूद्ध भदौ १५ गते जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालयमा उजुरी दर्ता गराएकी छन् । आरोपितहरूले भदौ १३ गते दिउँसो कथित बोक्सीको आरोप लगाएर आक्रमण गर्ने प्रयास गरेको पीडित महिलाको आरोप छ । आरोपितहरूलाई अनुसन्धानका लागि गिरफ्तार गर्न प्रहरीको टोली घटनास्थलमा खटाइएको जिल्ला प्रहरी कार्यालय स्थित महिला तथा बालबालिका सेवा केन्द्रका प्रमुख विशेश्वर पाण्डेले बताए । पाण्डेका अनुसार आफ्नै घरमा बसेर घरायसी काम गरिरहेको अवस्थामा आरोपितहरूले कथित बोक्सीको आरोप लगाएर अपमान गरेको भन्ने पीडितको भनाई रहेको छ ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
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

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