Incident Reports

Rolpa woman beaten over witchcraft allegations, three arrested


Lumbini, Rolpa, Rolpa, Ward 4

Police arrested Dhami Rahul Sunar of Sunil Smriti Rural Municipality-6,  Jun Kumari Sen and Sita Sen of Rolpa Municipality-4 on the charge of beating a 26-year-old woman of Liwang, Rolpa Municipality-4 over witchcraft allegations. According to the police, the accused were arrested on the basis of the victim's complaint lodged on July 26 that alleges them beating her in her own room on July 21. The woman's face has been injured due to the beating.

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 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
National/Online Media