A 9 year old girl was mentally tortured after being accused as witch.

Borogora village in District Purulia of West Bengal. Last week, a 9 year old girl Sumitra Hansda was mentally tortured after being accused as witch by the villagers. Sabujmoni, mother of Sumitra left the village and took a safe shelter. She told us villagers are demanding 1 lakh rupee as a fine. She also told us, villagers threatened her if she does not pay, she will de-head. A few months ago, Sabujmoni’s mother in law Tusumoni was also tortured by the villagers as a witch and the family was fined Rupees 50000. The poverty stricken family was forced to pay the money by selling the domestic cattle like buffalos, goats. Now, sabujmoni have decided not to pay the money demanded by the villagers again. They have decided to fight against the judgment of villagers.

The members of our organisation "Science and Rationalists Association of India" tried to convince the villagers. We met local poice station and create the pressure on administration to take a strong action. We also spread our helping hand to Sabujmoni, if she agree to a legal fight.


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Comment by BIPLAB DAS on July 30, 2014 at 10:53pm

at last she reched in home

Comment by BIPLAB DAS on July 29, 2014 at 10:53pm

at last we arranged a police camp in front of Sumitra' s house. administration is responsing a little now  in this case.

Comment by Freethinker31 on July 26, 2014 at 7:52pm

Thanks  Michael....appreciate  the info......I do not have XBMC...oh well!!

Comment by Michael Penn on July 26, 2014 at 5:54pm

You might only see the video that Biplab is offering if you have XBMC and therefore can watch Al Jazeera videos. Thank Thor, I have it. Many thanks to Al Gore in taking Al Jazeera into a paid subscription range. He took some of the best news reporting out of the reach of most people by doing this.

An alternative here is to Google "101 East Al Jazeera" and look for "a curse in the family." Videos are still denied there (thank you again, Al) but I found a few links where you can read about the problem.

Comment by Freethinker31 on July 26, 2014 at 3:52pm

BiPlab......It seems  that  video  you recommended is not available outside of India.....However  I  appreciate  the effort   and I  support  your  cause...I wish you and your family  well....

Comment by BIPLAB DAS on July 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

I am requesting to all readers please watch this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpLc8MX70_k          you may assume our condition and our fight in india.

Comment by BIPLAB DAS on July 26, 2014 at 1:57pm

I agree with Michael Penn.

Comment by Freethinker31 on July 26, 2014 at 12:21pm

I hope  everyone  reading  this  realizes   how  lucky  we are to be living in the USA .  With  all our faults,and  there are many, we no longer have to live  like  Biplab  does in India,  The  times  of witchcraft in Salem, Mass and  the burnings  are  over.....It is  unforgivable  that it still exists  in other countries......I truly  hope  the Rational Thinkers in India will someday  prevail...    

Comment by Michael Penn on July 26, 2014 at 3:39am

Sumitra is a very pretty little girl, Biplab. What is going on here is nothing more than threats and torture for money. There are no witches. Maybe the ones making the threats and demands. This should not be allowed by your law and there should be something local police can do. It appears that claiming someone is a witch in your area of India could make jealous people some money. That's what it is really about. To harm a litle child like this is almost barbaric.


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