Patna: Despite making tremendous progress in the fields of science and technology, India still seems to be gripped by superstitious beliefs and practices. Despite laws, witch-hunts still remain common in many Indian states. Also Read - Bihar Lockdown: Special Train With 1,200 Migrants Returning Home Leaves From Telangana
In one such instance, three women in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district were allegedly forced to drink urine and their heads tonsured by a group of people who branded them as witches. A day after the incident, 9 people were arrested.
Meanwhile, a video of the purported incident has gone viral on social media with people expressing their outrage over the case. Watch the horrific video here:
One user wrote, ”Blind people with open eyes !!! No words to describe this unfortunate incidence !!! Feeling very low after seeing this.”
Here are other comments:
“The incident occurred in Dakrama village of the district on Monday. Of the 10 people named in the FIR, nine were arrested,” Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) (East) Amitesh Kumar said.
“Police are conducting raids to nab the remaining accused who had apparently tonsured the heads of the women,” he added.
Kumar also said neither the victims nor the villagers informed the police about the incident.