Posted by: becketfund | October 20, 2009

India: Five Women Ritually Humiliated After Branded as Witches

JHARKHAND – Police went to Pattharghatia village after being informed that five Muslim widows had been paraded naked, beaten and forced to eat human excrement by villager after being branded as witches by a local cleric, the BBC reported on October 20. Police have lodged a case against 11 villagers, including six women, and four people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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