Accused for Allegation of Being Witch Arrested

  August 26, 2016 By: INSEC

Police have arrested Dinesh Tharu,21 of Naubasta VDC-9, Tikampur on August 25 on charge of murdering Dandi Tharu of same VDC on charge of being witch. According to inspector Ramesh Awasthi of Area Police Office at Kohalpur, the absconding accused was arrested on the night of August 25 from Atariya of Kailali.

According to the inspector Awasthi, the accused had severely beaten the victim on August 24 accusing her of spelling black magic on his wife. The severely injured victim was rushed to Kolhapur Teaching Hospital and she breathe her last breath on the way to India for further treatment.

The preliminary investigation of police has revealed that the victim was abused by the accused in many occasions. The post-mortem of the body was performed at Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj on August 25 according to the police.

Binod Pandey