Incident Reports

Man arrested in Sankhuwasabha on the charge of beating a woman accusing her of being a witch


Province 1, Sankhuwasabha, Dharmadevi, Ward 2

Mohan Bahadur Karki a 37-year-old man of Dharmadevi municipality-2, was arrested on July 4, on the charge of physically assaulting a 34-year-old woman accusing her of being a witch.  The victim was injured due to assault. According to the police, the victim went to Karki's for traditional healing but the accused rather physically assaulted the victim alleging her of witchcraft. 

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