The latest evidence is the film of a woman being beaten up by an enthusiastic gaggle of villagers for being a witch, which you can view at the link which includes the text: Indian 'witch' tied to tree, beaten by mob CNN, March 28.
Nishant Tiwari, a police official in northeastern India, said a journalist who filmed the beating called him Thursday to report the incident, which took place in the village of Dumaria in central eastern Bihar state.The Weird India blog reports that a woman was killed recently in a similar incident: Indian villagers 'killed witch'.
He arrived to find the woman tied to a tree, her hair partially cut and her complexion ruddy from being slapped. She had no serious injuries.
"I was appalled at what I saw because people should be more socially responsible than to do this," Tiwari said.
Authorities arrested six people, including the man who admitted to hiring her services as a witch. They were due to appear before a magistrate on Friday.
The 40-year-old woman, Phool Kunwar, was dragged from her home on Monday night, beaten and burned with a hot iron, police say. [...]More than 2.3 million Indians reside in the United States.
Social activists say such cases are common in India.