In one year there has been increment in incidents of rape in Saptari District. According to the acting SP Dhruba Kumar Shrestha of DPO, in 2017, there has been increase in incidents of sexual abuse and most of the accused were dragged under the legal boundary according to him.
As compared to 2016, the incidents on rape and sexual abuse have been increased.
The victims of rape includes woman with mental disability along with woman of 40 years old. Out of 25 accused of rape, 12 were remanded in custody in Rajbiraj prison and warrant has been issued on eight of the absconding accused according to District Court.
Thevictims of attempted rape includes from the age 19 to 35 and out of eight, three are remanded in custody in Rajbiraj custody.
Warrant has been issued on one accused and two of them were released on bail where as one accused is still at large .
Manohar Kumar Pokhrel