Incident Reports

Two individuals arrested for accusing others of witchcraft


Lumbini, Dang, Ghorahi, Ward 2

Police arrested Yam Bahadur Sarki (45) of Ghorahi sub-metropolitan-2, Nimuriya and Saraswoti Gurung (33) of ward no. 3, accused of blaming two female of witchcraft . 

Gurung called faith healer Yam Bahadur on June 14 to treat her sick son. After which, she blamed two women who happen to be be sister-in-laws to Gurung. Case has been filed against the faith healer and Gurung and further investigation process is ongoing.  

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Banishment/shunning
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response on basis of witchcraft allegations
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals , Religious leader
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
National/Online Media