Witch Hunting
Jharkhand  /  Published 24.04.22

Couple killed over witchcraft suspicion

Killing of elderly people and women on allegation of witchcraft continues in Jharkhand, which is now among leading states in terms of witch-hunting cases. On Friday night, an elderly couple were hack...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 02.07.21

Protection after conversion ire

Delhi High Court on Thursday granted interim protection till July 5 to a woman who has claimed that she and her family were facing life threats and being subjected to a witch-hunt by Uttar Pradesh pol...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.06.21

'Witch' assaulted, made to do sit-ups

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"A 33-year-old woman, branded as a witch, was beaten, dragged from her house and produced in a village mahapanchayat where she was forced to do sit-ups in front of a gat...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.03.21

Woman takes poison after witch slur

A woman was rushed to the local hospital when she consumed poison on Tuesday, after being branded as a witch and beaten up mercilessly on Saturday at the Manatu village of Simaria block in Chatra on o...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.03.21

Woman hacked after witch slur

A 45-year-old woman’s body, chopped into six pieces, was found buried on the banks of a river in Pakur district of Jharkhand, some 330km north-east of state’s capital Ranchi, on Monday aft...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


Jharkhand  /  Published 04.03.21

Witch-hunt: HC raps state govt

Jharkhand High Court took suo motu cognizance of the recent murder of five persons of a family in Gumla  and asked the state government to "wake up from its slumber to to...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.01.21

Witch-hunt survivor to Padma Shri glory

Chutni is now the in-charge of the rehabilitation centre under Birbans panchayat. She has a team of over 90 women from various villages of Seraikela-Kharsawan district who keep a watch on incidents of...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshdepur

West Bengal  /  Published 11.12.20

‘Witch-hunt’ with rods kills one, injures two

A man was killed and two women seriously injured when people attacked them for “practising black magic” at Maynakhola, a locality adjacent to Bhagatpur tea estate under Nagrakata police st...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.12.20

‘Witch-hunt’ claims Gumla woman

A woman on Friday was axed to death on suspicion of her practising witchcraft, at Koinara village under Sadar police station in Gumla district, which is around 120 kilometres from the state capital.&n...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 30.11.19

107 witch-hunt deaths in 8 years: Government

 Nearly 107 people have been killed in witch-hunting incidents in Assam since 2011, parliamentary affairs Chandra Mohan Patowary told the Assembly on Saturday during a discussion on various issue...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati


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