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Case Filed against Three for Accusing Women as Being Witches


Madhes, Siraha, Bishnupur

Siraha,samuhik balatkar ghatnaka aaropit saranarthi yuwa thunama. Siraha/September 3 District Police Office has filed a case against three on September 2 on charge of blaming two women of Barchhawa VDC-1 as being ‘witch’. Hawari Devi Mahato, 65, and Sabitri Devi Mahato, 35, were accused of being witches by local Jagadhi Mahato, 28, Ram Jatan Mahato, 30, and Jibachha Mahato, 21 on August 31 and beat the women with bamboo split. The women were assaulted on the allegation that they cast spell on Jagadish’s wife cause her illness. Sabitri has broken hand and Hawari sustained eye and head injuries. The victims informed that they were tormented by the perpetrators even in the past. They filed a complaint at the DPO on September 1. Police arrested Jagadish on the same day, SP Purna Chandra Joshi said, adding that the police were searching for other absconding accused. Durga


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