Incident Reports

Woman assaulted on witchcraft allegation in Baitadi


Sudurpashchim, Baitadi, Purchaudi, Ward 9

A woman has been beaten on allegation of witchcraft in Baitadi. Dammar Dhungel and his wife Pabitra Dhungel assaulted their 40-year-old sister-in-law Uttara Dhungel. According to Sher Bahadur Mahara, the brother of the victim, the couple assaulted Uttara on Saturday morning accusing her of practicing witchcraft. 

The victim was taken to District Hospital Baitadi on Saturday evening. Ward Chairperson Ramba Bohora of Purchaudi Municipality-9 also attested the incident.

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 Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
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