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Man held for attempted rape on minor

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BIRGUNJ — Police here have arrested a man on charge of attempted rape on 10-year-old girl in Bahaduramai Municipality-5 in Parsa district on Wednesday.

The news of the rape case came to the fore within a month of another similar incident in the district, where a 10-year girl was brutally, repeatedly, raped.

Accused 23-year-old Mani Bhusan Pandey had asked the minor, who was returning home from school, to take away her goats which were tied at his home, before pouncing on her, according to Parsa District Police Office.

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Pandey, then taking advantage of the situation, had latched the door from inside, before committing a heinous crime, police said.

Pandey manged to flee the scene after the victim screamed for help before the neighbors could gather around the incident site, police said. Later, Pandey was apprehended by the Dakaila Police in the district.

The victim is under going medical treatment at the Narayani Sub Regional Hospital in Birgunj Metropolitan City.

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Narayangadh-Muglin road obstructed

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CHITWAN — The Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been obstructed following a landslide in Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality-6 of Chitwan district, on early Thursday morning.

The road section has been obstructed following a landslide at Tope Khola on the Narayangadh-Mugling section of the highway, the District Police Office Chitwan said.

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According to police it will take five to eight hours to remove the landslide debris. Landslides are frequent on this section of the highway whenever it rains as the hill slopes on the road side have been scraped in course of the road widening works.

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