2 held for, extortion, rape attempt

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, BANIYANI (JHAPA)

Jan 1, 2018-

Police has arrested two persons and searching for a third one for assault, extortion and attempted rape of a woman and her male relative in Jhapa.

The woman and her relative was on their way to Ilam on a motorcycle when they were waylaid by the three assailants at an isolated location inside a tea estate on Thursday.

Police arrested two of the suspects, Bijaya Bahadur Magar, 17, and Nabin Dangi, 17, of Arjundhara Municipality-9 from the incident site and rescued the woman on the same day.

Magar and Dangi were paraded before media on Sunday. 

The third person, meanwhile, is on the run.

Police said the trio had reportedly held the two victims at a knife-point, forced them to pose in compromising positions before camera and demanded Rs 10,000, threatening to upload the video on social media sites. 

Magar and Dangi allegedly attempted to rape the woman when her relative, accompanied by the third suspect, left the place to withdraw money from bank.

Police said the woman’s relative managed to give his attendant a slip and reported the incident at Birtamod Area Police Office.

A police team then rushed to the scene, rescued the woman and nabbed her 

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Published: 01-01-2018 07:58

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