Incident Reports

Two women injured in fight over land related dispute in Saptari


Madhes, Saptari, Shambhunath, Ward 1

Sumindradevi Ram and Samtoliya Devi Sah of  Shambhunath Municipality-1 of Saptari have been injured in fight between them over land dispute on Monday.

Accoring to police, Ram is undergoing treatment at Unique Hospital in Rupni Municipality and Sah at Golden Hospital in Biratnagar. Both the injured women said that they were beaten accusing each other of practicing witchcraft.

According to DSP Bhubaneswar Sah of the District Police Office, they have disputes regarding land since long period.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Other
Primary Cause Disputes over inheritance, debt, land and other economic disputes
Secondary 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 Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 2
Female Injured 2
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