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Father arrested for raping 9-year-old daughter in Gorkha

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GORKHA — A father has been arrested in allegation of repeatedly raping his own nine-year-old daughter.

The police arrested Chandra Bahadur Kumal, 44, of Gorkha district – 11 following a complaint, said Birendra Thapa, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at the District Police Office, Gorkha.

Investigations found that the father attempted to rape his daughter again some seven to eight days ago, and beat her up after she refused to submit to his advances. “We received seven days’ custody for Chandra Bahadur from District Court Gorkha on Sunday for further investigation,” Thapa said.

At least five rape cases were recorded in Gorkha district alone in the last one month, according to police.

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Magnitude 8.2 quake rattles Fiji

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A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami.

The quake was 347.7 miles (560 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

“I would not expect any damage. People will feel it but it’s so deep that I would not expect any damage,” USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley said by telephone.

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 and then upgraded to 8.2, a magnitude that could cause tremendous damage had it not been so deep.

The epicenter was located 167 miles (270 km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443 km) west of Neiafu in Tonga.

The area is located on the earthquake-prone Ring of Fire.

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