India: Many cases of women branded as witches still go unreported

NEW DELHI: The attack was well-organised. A band of 20 stormed into Kamla Meena’s house and dragged her out by the hair to the marketplace of Manpura village in Rajasthan’s Tonk district. She was stripped, beaten with wooden clubs and axes, and had sticks and red chilli powder pushed up her vagina. Unable to bear the force of the beatings, she collapsed and fainted, and was left for dead by the villagers. What had she done to antagonise them so? The villagers claimed she was a witch and had brought ill fortune on the family and others. Full story hereĀ 

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