05 May '11, 8am

Woe unto women accused of witchcraft

Woe unto women accused of witchcraft

Last Tuesday, 61-year-old Man Maya Angbohang, was beaten black and blue by a group of local youth at her residence in Taplejung after accusations of being a witch. -- PHOTO : THE KATHMANDU POST/ANN CASES of violence against women on accusations of witchcraft have been reported one after another in the Nepali media recently. First, 41-year-old Gauri Devi Saha of Bara was severely beaten and forced to eat human waste by her neighbours for allegedly practising witchcraft. She was rescued by local police and was admitted into hospital for the treatment. Last Tuesday, 61-year-old Man Maya Angbohang, was beaten black and blue by a group of local youth at her residence in Taplejung after accusations of being a witch. The unmarried woman had been living alone. She sustained serious injuries and is undergoing treatment. In another case, three Dalit women in Dang district were repor...

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