Villagers Brand Woman A Witch To Grab Her Property

Jaipur, Rajasthan, June 01, 2011

A group of villagers barged into the house of  Kawa Varhat on Sunday night and started beating him him and his wife. They alleged that the woman possesses some evil spirit. They said that she and her husband would have to leave the village immediately.  In fact, such incidents of torturing women after branding them as witch’ are on the rise in the state. “Most of these cases happen when people want to grab the property of the women who are branded witches,” said a senior police officer.  Read the report here.

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