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Woman accused of witchery files complaint

Himalayan News Service

Dhading, May 3

A woman in Dhading has filed a complaint against her neighbour for meting out torture and inhuman treatment accusing her of practising witchcraft.

Fifty-three-year-old Chhabi Kumari Lamsal of Palpabhanjyang in Nilkantha Municipality-9 filed the complaint against her 32-year-old neighbour Gita Adhikari at the District Police Office today, accusing the latter of issuing death threat and frequent attacks.

According to Lamsal, Adhikari pelted stones at her and issued a death threat on April 29, when she had gone to the nearby public tap in the village to fetch water.

“As I can’t even come out of my home and fetch water, I had no option other than to seek police help,” said the victim.

The victim underwent treatment at the district hospital on Monday. Police said they were preparing to call both the parties for discussion.

 


A version of this article appears in print on May 04, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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