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A woman beaten by a local in Siraha

Kathmandu : A woman has been beaten in Siraha’s Nawarajpur Municipality on charge of witchcraft.

Murti Devi Yadav, 45, of Kasundi in Nawarajpur-5, who was injured in the beating by a local, is undergoing treatment at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, according to her relatives.

Ganesh Yadav, son of Murtidevi, said that Murtidevi was beaten up by the locals accusing her of being a witch. He has complained that he assailants have been threatening to frame him for theft if he lodges a complaint with the police.

Spokesperson of the District Police Office, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shalikram Sharma said that further investigation is underway.

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