Incident Reports

Complaint filed against misbehavior in 'witchcraft' allegation


Gandaki, Nawalparasi East, Kawasoti, Ward 8

67-year-old Man Kumari Malla of Hupsekot Rural Municipality-1 filed a complaint against 34-year-old self-proclaimed prophet Om Maya Thada of Kawaswoti-8 on August 26 stating that Om Maya accused her of practicing witchcraft misbehaved with her on August 20. 

Man Kumari had gone to Thada's house seeking treatment of his sick son. Thada accused her of being a 'witch' and mistreated her.

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