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Durbarmarg rape case main accused arrested

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KATHMANDU — Police have arrested the main accused involved in a gang rape incident that took place at Durbarmarg-based Landmark Hotel in Kathmandu on January 25.

A police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, detained main accused Shailesh Karki on Tuesday. Three others involved in the same case — Deepak Shrestha, Bikash Gautam and Rabi Paudel — are still on the run, according to police.

A woman was raped by four men at Landmark Hotel in Durbarmarg on January 25. One of the accused is said to be the woman’s boyfriend.

The woman, next day, went to the Metropolitan Police Circle, Durbarmarg, but Inspector Thakuri refused to register her complaint and told her to settle the issue with the perpetrators of the crime.

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Police said that the culprits had allegedly paid Rs 2.7 million to the victim’s mother and Rs 300,000 to an agent to settle the case. They had also tried to settle the case by offering Rs 3 million to Inspector Laxman Thakuri and Sub-Inspector Chandra Bhandari of the Metropolitan Police Circle, Durbarmag.

Following a widespread condemnation about the incident, the Ministry of Home Affairs on February 5 suspended Inspector Thakuri for not registering a rape case when the victim herself made complaint at the police station.

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Man held for raping own teenage daughter

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KANCHANPUR — Police here have arrrested a man for allegedly rapin his own her daughter at Banka in Krishnapur Municipality-2 of Kanchanpur district on Tuesday.

The man raped his 14-year-old daughter while she was sleeping in her room, police said. There was no one in the house when the incident occurred.

The incident come to light after the victim lodged a complaint at the Area Police Office, Jhalari, saying that she was raped by her father when her mother was not in the house, Inspector Mohan Saud said.

Based on the complaint, police arrested the victim’s father.

“A rape case has been filed against the man and investigating into the incident,” Inspector Saud said.

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He said that the victim has been kept at the safe house of the Jhalari-based Community Service Centre.

Five children have been raped during a period of two months in the district.

Earlier, in the first week of March, a girl was raped while she was going to school in Khalla Dhaiya of Krishnapur Municipality-4.

A youth of the same village raped her by taking her to a community forest. She was found unconscious later.

A week after the incident, a four-year-old child was raped in Punarbas Municipality-4. According to police, she was raped by her neighbor.

Then, in the second week of April, two children aged nine and 10 were raped by their neighbour in Bhimdutta Municipality-10. A youth of the same village raped them by luring with money.

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