Abstract

Generally, the term witch is used to refer to a woman. It’s a prevalent superstition that these women use magic or witchcraft to harm others or with bad intentions. When a woman after being investigated is accused of these, she is mentally and physically tortured until she dies as a punishment. And this murder is known as witch hunt. Although this witch hunting phenomenon is not a new one, we can see it’s significance by turning the pages of history. All in all, witch hunt is a superstition. Earlier, the uneducated people where not so advanced and the number of villages were also high. Medical science was also not that widespread. The underdeveloped societal environment led diseases like black fever, dysentery, etc to be contagious.