Incident Reports

Police Denied to Take Action Against Accusation of Witchcraft


Madhes, Saptari, Dakneshwori, Ward 9

Kamal Dev Yadav and his wife Sita Devi Yadav, allegedly accused Jasodhia Yadav of witchcraft and physically abused her. The duo first attacked her while working at her backyard on June 20. She was again attacked and treated inhumanely on June 22. When the victim's daughter Saraswati Devi Yadav tried to protect her mother, she got severely injured and was taken to a hospital for treatment. 

On July 1 the victim organized a press conference since even the police was not willing to take action against the perpetrators. 

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 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
Total Injured 2
Female Injured 2
Youth Injured 1
INSEC , Local Newspaper - Saptari