October 29, 2021 12:01 PM NPT
By: Binod Subedi
BIRATNAGAR, Oct 29: A woman of Biratnagar-8 has been severely beaten on the charge of being a witch. According to the victim, she was beaten by four men on the charge of witchcraft.
She said that locals Mustakim Miah, Sagir Miah, Kabir Miah and Habibul Miah beat her up on the charge of practicing witchcraft. According to her, the police initially refused to lodge any complaint after she approached them to file a complaint against the men.
She also said that she lodged the complaint from the post office after the police refused to receive her complaint. She said that as the men had contact with powerful people, the police did not register the complaint.
The victim said, "Even though a complaint has been lodged with the police, the police is pressuring me to reconcile with the perpetrators instead of taking action." According to her, Habibul, his two sons and son-in-law had beaten her after Habibul's 4-year-old grandson fell ill.
Morang Police Spokesperson Deepak Shrestha said that the complaint sent via the post office five days ago has reached the District Police Office. However, Spokesperson Shrestha clarified that no further action could be taken as the victim did not identify the accused even though the complaint was sent by post.