/Branded as a witch ‘, Nepal women forced to eat human excretion

Branded as a witch ‘, Nepal women forced to eat human excretion

Police said on Sunday that a 35-year-old woman in Nepal was allegedly forced to eat human feces by a group of villagers on charges of witchcraft.

A group of five women beat up the victim and dumped her human excreta at Birata village in Bhangaha area in Mahottari district on Monday.

The accused have been identified as Sabita Devi, Poshila Danuwar, Indra Devi Singh Danuwar, Sukeshwari Devi and Rajeshree Anuwar, Superintendent of Police Shyam Krishna Adhikari.

Sukeshwori and Rajshree have been taken into police custody, saying they have started investigating the case.

The practice of accusing women of being witches and assaulting or killing them is still common in some parts of Nepal, although it is illegal.

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