Ward official held over witchcraft allegation

- AMRITA ANMOL, BUTWAL

Nov 14, 2018-

Police arrested the ward secretary of Tilottama-5 along with his family from Tilottama Municipality in Rupandehi district for allegedly accusing a woman of practicing witchcraft.

Tikaram Acharya, his spouse Kamala Acharya and daughter Pratigya Acharya Khanal were arrested after Dambar Kumari Neupane of Tillotama-5 lodged a complaint in the Area Police Office, stating that the mother-daughter duo accused her of making Pratigya ill through black magic. The ward secretary, who was also present at the time of the incident, allegedly did not stop his family from misbehaving.

Police had initially attempted to settle the issue between the two parties at a local level. However, Neupane refused to comply, saying she would fight for justice.

Investigation into the case is underway, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Dil Bahadur Malla.

Published: 14-11-2018 07:32

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