SIRAHA : A woman was beaten badly by locals for allegedly practicing witchcraft at Kusundi of Nawarajpur-5 in Siraha district on September 14. She is currently undergoing treatment at Dharan-based BPKIHS.
According to the victim’s son, Ganesh Yadav, the locals had accused her of practicing hypnotism on a child who died after being struck by lightning. The locals who thrashed the woman were Dharmanath Yadav, his sons Santosh Yadav and Devnath Yadav, Krishna Yadav and Brahma Yadav.
“My mother was sleeping at home on September 14. Locals started using foul words against her, dragged her to the road from home and beat her up. They then ditched her on the farmland,” said Ganesh narrating the incident.
He shared that the alleged perpetrators had threatened his mother to frame her on charges of theft if she ever complained to the police. DSP Shalikram Sharma said that they are investigating the case.