Incident Reports

Woman assaulted in witchcraft allegation in Mahottari


Province 2, Mahottari, Samsi, Ward 7

A woman has been beaten in Javad Tol of Samsi Rural Municipality-7 in Mahottari of alleging her of being a witch. According to the locals, the woman was beaten by Dinesh Yadav, his sons Krishna Yadav, Aashiq Yadav, mother Sujiya Devi and others on Friday night. 

According to the victim's son, the injured woman is undergoing treatment at Janaki Health Care in Janakpur.

Krishna Yadav, who was involved in the incident, was arrested by the police on the night of August 21 but the victim has alleged that he was released on the same day due to political pressure.

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 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
Severely damaged Vehicles 00
National/Online Media