Nepal: Elderly woman assaulted for witchcraft

In a recent case of violence against women, a woman in her fifties was severely beaten up on the charge of practising witchcraft.

Fifty-year-old Chhatiyadevi Sahani of Ekdarwa village in Lakhanpur VDC was thrashed by her own kin and neighbour Nirgun Sahani and his family. They accused her of practising black magic and causing the death of Nirgun Sahani’s three-day-old grandchild. 

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