85-yr-old Woman in India Branded #Witch, Stripped, Tortured by 14-16 Men


Jaipur, 13 Oct 2015,

An 85-year-old woman, Chau Bai, was branded a “witch” stripped naked and tortured with hot tongs by 14-16 men.
Chau Bai, is the mother of two daughters, and in her police statement said she was beaten with iron chains.
She was later admitted to Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Bhilwara. She said the villagers targeted her, to grab her property and wanted to force her out of the village. This is often the case with witch lynchings in India. Chau said, “On Sunday some villagers brought a witch doctor. They (the villagers) dragged me forcibly by my hair to my veranda (porch). The witch doctor poured a liquor like substance on my body. I was beaten up and stripped naked and later they threw me into a nali (drain),” she said.

The Rajasthan Prevention of Witch Hunting Act 2015, which is in force in the state, says…

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