Incident Reports

FIR registered against assault by neighbors on a pretext of witchcraft in Rolpa


Lumbini, Rolpa, Rolpa

44-year-old Rukmali Dangi of Libang Municipality-6 filed a complaint against her neighbors at the District Police Office in Rolpa on April 9. Rukmali accused 38-year-old Bimal Dangi, 20-year-old Manoj Dangi, and 22-year-old Tek Bahadur Dangi of assaulting her on the pretext of witchcraft charges while she was sleeping at night on April 8. According to the victim, they beat her with sticks and fists accusing her of being a witch. The victim urged the police to provide her security. She received medical treatment at a local medical shop. DSP Ramesh Thapa of the DPO Rolpa said that the accused were summoned.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Extra-judicial response on basis of witchcraft allegations
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
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