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Visually-impaired girl ‘raped’ in hostel

  • 14-yr-old assaulted by gang
- BASANTI BASTOLA, POKHARA
Visually-impaired girl ‘raped’ in hostel

Sep 19, 2014-

A 17-year-old visually-impaired girl has allegedly been raped by her hostel warden in Lekhnath Municipality, Kaski.

Warden Dandapani Dhakal, the victim claimed, took her into a guestroom of the Bhandardhik-based hostel and assaulted her on September 4. The incident came to light as the victim shared her ordeal with her friend days after the incident.

The District Police Office in Kaski on Wednesday arrested 47-year-old Dhakal, a teacher at Janaprakash Higher Secondary School, as per the complaint lodged by the girl on Tuesday. Police said the accused is remanded in custody and they are investigating the incident.

According to the victim, she went home soon after the incident to tell her mother about it, but she could not. She ultimately came out of the hostel on the pretext of taking a notebook from her friend and lodged the complaint with the police with the help of women rights activists.

She said Dhakal sexually abused her in the past as well. She informed that the perpetrator warned her of dire consequences if she disclosed the matter. The 11th grader, along with other 28 visually impaired students, was staying in the hostel for the past one month.

14-yr-old assaulted by gang

DANG: A 14-year-old girl of Sonpur was gang-raped in a forest near Arnahawa on Monday. In a complaint lodged at Ward Police Office, Lamahi on Thursday, the victim claimed that two motorcycle-borne men took her from Lamahi to a nearby forest and committed the crime. She said one Ramkali Dangi Bhattarai of Sonpur-5 had taken her to Lamahi promising her a good job in Butwal. Police arrested Ramkali on human trafficking charge as she was found taking the girl to Lamahi without the consent of her family. Police said they are yet to identify the accused.(PR)

 

Published: 19-09-2014 09:56

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