Incident Reports

Complaint lodged on charge of witchcraft allegation


Madhes, Dhanusha, Sabaila

The victim’s family of Julekha Khatun, 37 of Sabaila Municipality-12 has lodged complaint at District Police Office on November 2 against 40 years old Khaitun Khatun, 25 years old Ajima Khatun and 30 years old Jumrat Rain on charge of beating her in an allegation of being witch.

The victim sustained several bruises over her body and receiving treatment at Janakpur Zonal Hospital.

The victim’s party accused them of beating her few days ago alleging her of being witch.

Police have not arrested the accused yet however the incident is under the investigation according to District Police Office.

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 youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
Female Abducted 00