NEPALHUNJ — Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for raping a 10-year-old girl from Kohalpur in Banke district.
A case was filed against the accused at Banke District Court on charge of raping the minor girl last Saturday, according to police. Police said that the suspect had allegedly tried to negotiate a financial settlement with the victim’s family after committing the crime.
Incidents of sexual violence have increased in the district recently. District Police Office registered 19 rape cases and 11 attempted rape cases in the past nine months.
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.