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Man arrested for raping 12-year-old girl in Taplejung

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TAPLEJUNG — Police have arrested a 33-year-old Ram Rai for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in Taplejung district.

Rai, a permanent resident of Hilihang Rural Municipality-7 in Panchthar district, was arrested from the district headquarters of Taplejung in Phungling on Thursday, Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyanendra Bahadur Basnet confirmed.

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Rai is accused of impregnating the girl after raping her. It is said that Rai and the girl had rented separate rooms in a house in Phungling.

Police said further investigations are underway after the arrest of Rai.

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

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The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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