Incident Reports

Woman physically assaulted and injured by locals on witchcraft allegation in Bara


Madhes, Bara, Pacharauta, Ward 5

Jayada Khatun a Muslim woman of Pacharauta municipality-5 was physically assaulted by a group of locals including Nasurdin Mia Ansari, Ful Mohammad Ansari, Tabrez Ansari.  The accused forced the victim to shave her head and injured her in a physical assault. The victim's side alleged that the victim tried to stop the accused from taking  soil from her land and as a result they physically assaulted her. They further added that the accused also assaulted the sister-in-law of the victim for trying to save her. 

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 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
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