Allegation of Witchcraft; Accused Arrested

  August 10, 2020 By: INSEC

Police have arrested Budhhi Pudasaini (56) and Yam Maya Kumal (37) of Nawalparasi East of Dev Chuli Municipality-4 on August 9 on charges of beating up a 17-year-old girl from Siddhababa in Rampur Municipality-8 and alleging her of witchcraft.

According to the victim, Pudasaini and Kumal had beaten the girl under the pretext of witchcraft on August 7 at Pauwa on the bank of Kaligandaki River in Siddhababa of Rampur Municipality-8. Along with the victim, a 31-year-old man accompanying her was also misbehaved.

A complaint was filed against the victim on August 8 at the District Police Office Palpa. The accused were immediately arrested after the complaint was filed, informed DSP Madan Giri to INSEC Representative.

The victim was wounded and is being treated at Lumbini Medical College while the other man is in a normal health condition, informed the Police.

Yagya Murti Timalsina