Village 'witches' beaten in India

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Five women were paraded naked, beaten and forced to eat human excrement by villagers after being branded as witches in India's Jharkhand state.

Local police said the victims were Muslim widows who had been labelled as witches by a local cleric.

The incident occurred on Sunday in a remote village in Deoghar district.

Correspondents say the abuse of women who are branded as witches is common, but rare footage of the incident has caused outrage across India.

Police went to Pattharghatia village after being informed about the incident by a group of villagers.

Video footage of the above mentioned incident.

Yet another religious atrocity in India.
Thats today's news.
There's more, similar incidents have occured in the past.

What have we learned?