Incident Reports

Case registered in charge of alleging of being a witchcraft


A case has been filed at district court by police against Shiva Kumar Mandal-37, his brother Chandra Sekhar Mandal-32 and Dharma Dev Mandal-35 of Rupani village council-2 for abusing and beating Binadevi Shah, 40 of the same place on charge of being witch. The victim lodged a complaint at District Police Office on June 23 complaining that the accused dragged her and attempted to burn her alive alleging her of being witch. According to the victim, her 18 year old daughter was also beaten and abused by the accused while she was taking video of the incident. The victims underwent treatment at Rupani village council based Unique hospital and Rajbiraj Municiaplity-4 based Ganasi Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital. The accused are at large after 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 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
INSEC , Local Newspaper - Dhanusha