Two women of a Dalit family of Madhumalla VDC-6 in Morang district were assaulted on charges of practising witchcraft.
Tek Bahadur Khadka was accused of ‘misbehaving’ with Manmaya Dajree, 71, and her daughter-in-law Phulmaya.
Phulmaya told the authorities that Khadka beat them with a block of wood at her home when other members of the Dajree family were away. He said Khadka had been drunk at the time.
Phulmaya is receiving treatment at a local hospital for a head injury.