Incident Reports

Shaman physically assaults woman in the name of healing


Province 7, Kailali, Godawari

A video of a man ("baba') beating and abusing a woman claiming that he has divine power has gone public. In the video, the man can be seen grabbing the hair of the woman and throwing her to the ground while the victim is begging and crying for help.

The man living in the Khairana forest of Godavari Municipality of Kailali has been beating and abusing the woman in the name of healing them of diseases. He further used to demand gold, chicken, money and other things from people who approached him to cure their diseases.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Other
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response on basis of witchcraft allegations
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media