KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Kusundi, a remote village in Siraha district, is gripped by a different kind of fear. It is not the coronavirus pandemic, but 'a witch who can make them fall sick just by an evil spell' that has ‘bothered’ the village people. The villagers avoid passing through a certain house, 'where the witch lives'. Even throwing a glance into the direction of the house is considered a risk.

SAPTARI, Sept 21: A woman was beaten badly by the locals for allegedly practicing witchcraft at Kusundi of Nawarajpur-5 in Siraha district on September 14. She is currently receiving treatment at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: Lawmakers on Sunday urged the government to launch a special campaign to stand against certain ill practices in Nepali society such as witchcraft, social problems like dowry system, and criminal activities such as acid attacks.

MAHOTTARI, Aug 18: Although accusation or assault on anyone on the pretext of practicing witchcraft is liable to fine and imprisonment in the country, the cases of women beaten black and blue or fed human feces on the same charge continues abated.

BIRATNAGAR, April 26: An elderly couple in Sundarharaicha Municipality-11 of Morang was beaten up mercilessly by a group of people on the charge of practicing witchcraft recently.

DANG, Sept 2: A woman in Dang has murdered her mother-in-law accusing her of practicing witchcraft. Tanki Rawat of Dangisharan Rural Municipality-3 on Saturday admitted to killing her mother-in-law Khopi Rawat, 69, as per the instruction of a Shaman.

RAUTAHAT, May 24: A woman was brutally beaten by her brother-in-law and his family members in Rautahat on Monday alleging her of practicing witchcraft.

KAILALI, April 3: Six persons involved in witchcraft torture incident that took place at Devkaliya village in Ghodaghodi Municipality-5 on March 8 charge have been remanded to jail.

KATHMANDU, March 9: A newly married woman here was forced out of her home on the charge of practising witchcraft.

KAVRE, Dec 12: A woman in Sano Bangthali-7 of Kavrepalanchok district was fed with feces and tortured before being beaten to death for 'practicing witchcraft', according to a complaint filed by the victim's maternal family on Sunday.

KHOTANG, Nov 10: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has begun investigation into an alleged case of witchcraft in Banjechang of Khotang district.