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Two women raped in Saptari district

- Post Report, RAJBIRAJ

Feb 25, 2019-

In the latest incidents of unchecked sexual violence in Saptari district, two women were raped in Rupani and Kanchanrup on Friday and Saturday.

Police on Sunday arrested Devendra Yadav from Rupani Rural Municipality-1 on the charge of raping a 30-year-old local woman. The suspect had allegedly barged into the victim’s house on Saturday night.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Bhawesh Rimal said Yadav was detained for investigation immediately after the woman lodged a complaint. The victim, a mother of three children, claimed that the perpetrator had raped her in the past as well but she could not press charges against him due to his threats. The woman’s husband works in a foreign country. Investigation into the case is ongoing after the Saptari District Court remanded him in custody, said Rimal.

A 20-year-old woman with speech impairment was gang-raped in Kanchanrup Municipality on Friday.

Bhim Mukhiya and Bharat Mukhiya are said to have taken the victim, a resident of Kanchanrup-5, to a forest near the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and raped her. The duo was held for a probe, said Rimal. The victim’s medical test was conducted at the Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital.

Published: 25-02-2019 08:31

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