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Dalit woman misbehaved on charge of practicing witchcraft

Mahottari: A Dalit woman from Damhimadai VDC in Mahottari district was misbehaved by her neighbors on the charge of practicing witchcraft.

Media report quoted the victim as saying that she was thrashed by them for long. Kari Das, 45, of Damhimadai VDC Ward No. 4 said her relatives and neighbors have been charging her and thrashing of practicing witchcraft for long.

She complained that she has been facing hardship for her existence in the village most of the society members misbehaved with her.

Das, the mother of seven girls, complained that she was compelled to cancel her eldest daughter’s marriage that was already confirmed after her relatives and neighbors traded charges against her for practicing witchcraft.

Many women are misbehaved every year on the charge of practicing witchcraft. Most of such victims are single women or women from poor communities. As the perpetrators avoid strict action, such incidents are increasing in recent days.

Published Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 | 09:01 AM

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