From: Himalayan Times
A woman at Sahasaula VDC-5 in Mahottari district has been physically tortured on the charge of practising witchcraft.
Thirty-year-old Devi Yadav has been thrashed by her neighbours alleging her of practising witchcraft, the victim’s family said. Neighbours Ram Ekwal Yadav, Siyaram Yadav and Sanjeev Yadav had thrashed Devi on Monday, police said.
Police sub-inspector Ram Dular Mandal said that injured Devi has been taken to Janakpur zonal hospital for treatment.
This is simply the latest in a long line of incidents where women and the vulnerable have been targeted and beaten. Is this down to a genuine fear of witchcraft or is witchcraft simply being used as an excuse to abuse and terrorise?