KANCHANPUR — At a time when the local people are protesting the rape and subsequent murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta in Kanchanpur, another teenager has been raped in Beldaandi Rural Municipality of the district.
A 16 years old girl of Beldandi Rural Municipality-1 was allegedly raped on Thursday night, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Krishnaraj Ojha, spokesperson for the District Police Office, Kanchanpur.
Reportedly, the victim was attending a puja (worship) at her home when a friend phoned her. Four friends of the victim then had come to meet her and one of her friends allegedly raped her, according to the preliminary investigation.
The boys came on a motorcycle and called the girl outside her home through phone. When she came out, she was forcefully taken to a place called Jabda, four kilometers away from her house.
As per the statement of the victim, all four boys ran away after raping her.
“We are yet to ascertain if it is a case of gang rape or a single person committed the crime,” DSP Ojha said adding, “The victim is under police protection following medical tests.”
The victim told the police that she can identify two of the perpetrators, as she knows them. Police have expedited search for all four perpetrators who are currently at large.
The victim is currently receiving treatment at the nearby health institution and is fine., according to police.
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.