Incident Reports

Misbehaved on charge of being witch, accused arrested


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Butwal, Ward 4

Police have arrested 42 years old Daya Nepali of Butwal Sub-metropolis-4 on July 3 on charge of misbehaving 36 years old woman alleging her of being witch.

The victim was misbehaved and was beaten by the accused after her daughter became ill. She was accused of being witch. On a same day the victim lodged complaint at Area Police Office of Butwal.

Based on a complaint made by the victim’s family, the accused was arrested by the police for interrogation according to DSP Bhim Lal Bhattarai of DPO. The victim underwent health checkup at Lumbini Hospital on June 26.

Reema BC

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 1
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