Incident Reports

Police arrests man on the charge of assaulting woman on witchcraft allegation


Madhes, Siraha, Siraha, Ward 12

Police have arrested a man from Siraha Municipality-12, Saraswar on charge of beating up a neighbor woman calling her a witch.

Lakhan Sah, 45, was arrested on charge of beating a 36-year-old local woman calling her a witch, police said.

According to Budathoki, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Sah was arrested on the basis of information that he had beaten the woman next door, calling her a witch and accusing her of making his granddaughter sick. The incident is being further investigated.

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 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
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