Nepal: Woman thrashed on charge of practising witchcraft in Rautahat

A 40-year-old woman from Patharabudhram VDC in Rautahat was thrashed black and blue by locals of another village today on the charge of practising black magic. Family members of Ram Aashish Ray Yadav had beaten Hari Krishna Prasad Jayaswal’s wife Renu Devi.

Renu has received cuts and bruises on her head, chest, and other body parts. She is undergoing treatment at Rautahat District Hospital, police said. The victim said some members from Yadav’s family had attacked her when she was alone at her home accusing her of influencing Ram Aashish’s 10-year-old granddaughter with black magic. 

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