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Ward chair sentenced to 37 years in prison on women trafficking case

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NUWAKOT — A district court has convicted a local level representative here in the women trafficking case and handed a 37-year jail sentence on Wednesday. The convict is Sun Bahadur Tamang, ward chair of Dupcheshwor Rural Municipality-1.

Tamang along with two other were announced guilty in a case by the Nuwakot District Court on Wednesday by the bench headed by District Judge Lokjung Shah.

He was slapped 37 years and six months in prison and a fine of 250,000. Other convicted in the case are Shukman Lama (32 years, three months and 23 days and fine of Rs 250,000) and Tikaram Tamang (30 years and a fine of Rs 250,000), according to court registrar Mahiman Singh Bista.

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A group of survivors of women trafficking who returned from India on November 4, 2015 with the support from a social organisation, filed a case under the prevention and control of human trafficking and smuggling Act.

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police some months ago filed another case of same nature against Sun Bahadur Tamang at the Kathmandu District Court, but he was released on bail of Rs 500,000.

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Man held for raping own teenage daughter

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KANCHANPUR — Police here have arrrested a man for allegedly rapin his own her daughter at Banka in Krishnapur Municipality-2 of Kanchanpur district on Tuesday.

The man raped his 14-year-old daughter while she was sleeping in her room, police said. There was no one in the house when the incident occurred.

The incident come to light after the victim lodged a complaint at the Area Police Office, Jhalari, saying that she was raped by her father when her mother was not in the house, Inspector Mohan Saud said.

Based on the complaint, police arrested the victim’s father.

“A rape case has been filed against the man and investigating into the incident,” Inspector Saud said.

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He said that the victim has been kept at the safe house of the Jhalari-based Community Service Centre.

Five children have been raped during a period of two months in the district.

Earlier, in the first week of March, a girl was raped while she was going to school in Khalla Dhaiya of Krishnapur Municipality-4.

A youth of the same village raped her by taking her to a community forest. She was found unconscious later.

A week after the incident, a four-year-old child was raped in Punarbas Municipality-4. According to police, she was raped by her neighbor.

Then, in the second week of April, two children aged nine and 10 were raped by their neighbour in Bhimdutta Municipality-10. A youth of the same village raped them by luring with money.

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