Skeptic News: Woman thrashed for practising witchcraft

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. ┬áNeighbours 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?

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