Area Police Office Darbang arrested 27-year-old Ramesh Pun of Malika Rural Municipality-2 on the charge of assaulting Indra Kumari Pun, principal of Rastriya Janakalyan Primary School with Khukuri on November 13 alleging her a witch.
Kumari was air-lifted to Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara for medical treatment. The injured principal sustained serious injuries in the ears, head, and hands.
According to Kharmaya Bitalu, Deputy-chairperson of Malika Rural Municipality, Ramesh revealed to the police during interrogation after arrest, that he attacked Kumari with khukuri as she had been troubling him as a "witch". Police are further investigating the incident.
|Violent / Non-violent||Violent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Onesided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Interpersonal|
|Primary Form||Assault (small group)|
|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)||Education sector/teachers (private and public)|
|Actor 2 - Youth||noyouth|
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