In Mahottari, two women are abused physically on witchcraft charges, one of them murdered

In Mahottari, two women are abused physically on witchcraft charges, one of them murdered » Meroshare

Early in the morning of October 13, Sukmariya Mahato, a 42-year-old woman from Jaleshwor, the district headquarters of Mahottari in south-east Nepal, was wandering around her neighbour’s home. Incidentally, Kajal Kumari Mahato, a 13-year-old girl, was lying in front of her house, in tears, according to a police report obtained by Nepal Live Today. Kajal Kumari’s parents took her incessant crying to be Sukmariya’s doing, that she had cast a spell on the adolescent girl.

Kajal Kumari’s father, Sikandar Mahato, mother Purani Devi Mahato, grandmother Pramila Devi Mahato, and uncle Anil Mahato, fed Sukmariya with feces, cut her hair off, and assaulted her while accusing her of practicing witchcraft. 

In another incident in the same district, Shila Devi Jha, a 42-year-old woman from Madai Village, in Mahottari Rural Municipality-3, was accused of killing her husband and son, and causing her sister-in-law’s miscarriage, by practicing witchcraft.


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