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Rape cases rising in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU — The incidents of rape were increasing every year in Kathmandu, according to the police report.

Metropolitan Police Range informed at a programme that till end of March of ongoing fiscal year, it recorded 89 incidents of rape in Kathmandu. There were 112 such incidents in the last fiscal year, while 99 in 2072/073, and 92 in 2071/072 BS.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mohan Thapa, said the crimes against women and girls were rising sharply. In rape case, even the police persons were not serious enough on investigating the rape incidents.

The police argued that some reasons behind the increase of sexual assault were misuse of internet and social networking sites, unemployment, yearning for luxurious life, weak implementation of law and deviation from culture.

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In addition to this, the drug abuse was also in rise in Kathmandu.

Range Chief Senior Superintendent of Police, Bishworaj Pokhrel, said the police would take initiative to reduce the rape incidents by formulating an action plan ensuring the participation of people.

“Only the efforts from police persons were not enough, so the cooperation from general public was imperative,” he underscored.According to him, a campaign against this could be launched in each village and school.

Meanwhile, the Range is to build an emergency plan for the study and investigation on the rape.

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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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