Elderly beaten after shaman calls her "possessed by witch"

Published On: November 18, 2018 02:00 PM NPT

DHADING, Nov 18: A 72 year old elderly was severely beaten and forced to eat urine and feces of cattle in Siddhalek rural municipality of Dhading. 

Last Wednesday, the elderly was rushed to a shaman at around 7 PM after she started to tremble and blabber. When the shaman said the elderly was possessed by witch, the shaman as well as three locals started to beat her, according to the police.

The elderly, who sustained multiple injuries from the beating is undergoing treatment in Kathmandu.  Upon knowing about the incident, police immediately rushed to the incident site and arrested all of those involved: Khol Bahadur Magar, 62, Yam Bahadur Thapa Magar, 55, Harka Bahadur Thapa Magar, 45 and Dhan Bahadur Magar, 35.

If  convicted, the four can be sentenced to up to five years in prison and a fine of Rs. 50,000, according to DSP Shyam Kumar Mahato.  


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