Accused on alleging of being witch, arrested

February 15, 2017 By INSEC

Police have arrested 50 years old Ram Nayan Lodh and 35 years old Binod Lodhh on February 14 on charge of beating 58 years old Malati Kewat of Suryapura VDC-7 after alleging her of being witch.

The victim complained that the accused had severely beaten her on charge of being witch.  She sustained several bruises on her body.On a same incident, the victim’s 35 years old daughter was also injured while she was trying to settle the incident. The victim had lodged a complaint at Area Police Office of Suryapura after the incidents. According to the victim, the accused were arrested by the police however, they were released after two hours without doing any investigation. A complaint against the accused was lodged at DPO in an initiation of media personnel on February 15 according to DSP Bel Bahadur Pandey of DPO Rupendehi.

The victim underwent a treatment at Bhim Hospital in Bhairahawa on a same day.

Reema BC