RAJBIRAJ: A group of people led by one Badri Narayan Yadav along with a witchdoctor assaulted a woman at Barahi Birpur-5 here, alleging the woman of practicing witchcraft last Friday.
The group is learnt to have manhandled 38-year-old Sujan Devi Yadav, wife of Bhabar Lal Yadav, at the village, accusing her of being a witch.
She was reportedly dragged out of her house and beaten.
The victim who sustained injuries due to the beating has been admitted to the Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital.
The victim said the group compising Badri Narayan Yadav, his wife Amerika Devi Yadav, son Dharma Dev Yadav, a local Ram Ashish Yadav and the shaman Ramdev Ram and his wife SamjhaDevi Ram of neighbouring Kocha Bhakhari village forced her out of her house and assaulted her.
Although the victim has lodged a complaint against the perpetrators at the District Police Office, none of the assailants have been arrested as yet.