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26 Nepalis migrants detained in Costa Rica

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KATHMANDU —  Some 26 Nepali natives, apparently heading towards the United States of America with the help of “human traffickers” were detained from Central Pacific town of Jacó in Costa Rica.

According to The Tico Times, the Costa Rican authorities held 51 undocumented migrants including 26 from Nepal, 9 from Bangladesh, 4 from Eritrea, 9 from Somalia, 2 from Iraq and 1 from Pakistan on Wednesday when they were being transported on a truck.

A Costa Rican man was driving the vehicle accompanied by three different Ticos. They were also arrested.

The undocumented migrants were taken to a regional office of the Immigration Administration while the four Ticos were introduced before the Prosecutor’s Office on charges of human trafficking, Garabito police boss Oswaldo Rodríguez said.

If convicted, the men could serve sentences ranging from two to six years in prison under Article 249 of the Immigration Law.

Earlier, Guatemalan police had arrested 20 migrants including 11 Nepalis and 33 migrants including 11 Nepalis in August and December respectively for illegally entering the country apparently on their way to the United States of America.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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