ITAHARI — In the latest incident od gang rape, a 12-year-old mentallly-retarded girl of Itahari-13, has become another victim of gang rape as a group of three men allegedly raped haer on Tuesday evening.
Police have arrested one of the accused, Avinash Sardar, 18, a construction laborer. Police said they have intensified search for the two others who are at large after the heinous crime.
Polic3e said, the accused on Tuesday evening called the girl, who were unware of criminal minds of the accused, into a shop promising her some food. They reportedly gave her Rs 50 to lure her in. The child was then raped by the three men.
The incident happened just a few months after another girl was raped in Itahari-2. On December 31, a 16-year-old girl was raped by three men.
The victim has already returned home after undergoing treatment at a health center, police said.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.