Incident Reports

Police makes public woman arrested on the charge of beating a teenager to death in the name of traditional healing


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Sainamaina, Ward 10

Police on March 06 made public 22-year-old Soniya Reshmi of Sainamaina municipality-10 Bemateni in Rupandehi on the charge of murder of 14-year-old Sita Gyawali of the same placce. According to police, Gyawali who was sufferring from ear-ache since the past two weeks died after being assaulted by Reshmi who claimed to be a traditional healer. The girl's parents had taken her to Reshmi believing that she could heal the teenager. Police are further investigating the incident.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Others types of mob justice
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Killed 1
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
National/Online Media