Incident Reports

Woman Beaten on Charge of Practicing Witchcraft


Madhes, Saptari, Mahadeva

Woman Beaten on Charge of Practicing Witchcraft Saptari/November 7 A woman has been critically injured after her neighbors attacked her on charge of practicing witchcraft on November 7. Siya Devi Mandal, 45, of Mahadeva VDC-3, was beaten by Shyam Dev Mandal, 30, and his wife Rukmani Devi Mandal, 25. According to the victim, the couple attacked her while nobody was at her home on charge of being witch. "They attacked me with firewood, fists and kicks all over my body, accusing me of bewitching Rukmini," she said. The victim is undergoing treatment at Rajbiraj-based Sagarmatha zonal hospital. Stating that she was attacked last year too on charge of being witch, she urged media persons and human rights activists to take steps for justice.