KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that he has directed action against those involved in physical abuse of Radha Chaudhary, alleging her of practicing 'witchcraft', in Kailali. PM Oli informed about his directive through a tweet on Sunday.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Earlier on Thursday, 18-year-old Radha Chaudhary of Ghodaghodi Municipality was ruthlessly thrashed for six hours, accusing her of 'witchcraft'. After the incident, police arrested Ram Bahadur Chaudhary for his involvement, however, Chaudhary was released the same day. Police released Chaudhary in presence of Ghodaghodi Municipality Head Mamta Prasad Chaudhary, Ward Chair Prem Rokaya and victim’s father Jokhan Chaudhary, after he agreed to provide medical treatment to the victim. The Himalayan Times condemns every such act that violates a person's right to safety in the name of superstition.