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Witch-hunting Case Concluded in Compromise


Lumbini, Banke, Rapti Sonari

Banke, kathit bokshiko aaropko ghatna milapatra. The incident of allegation of being witch against a Tharu woman has been concluded in compromise on February 1. Lakhaniya Tharu, 45, of Binauna VDC-9 was accused and battered by Manmali Khatri, 44, of the same place charging her of being a witch. During a discussion at the District Police Office, Khatri said that she was wrong to level such charge against Tharu and apologized closing the case, Tharu's son Lal Bahadur said. Chaudhary said that she decided to pardon her neighbor Khatri with a wish to close the chapter as she had already apologized. It is learnt that Khatri was inebriated when he beat up Tharu calling her a witch.


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