Prison Monitoring: Three Times More Inmates Than Capacity

On August 13, a joint team comprising members of the Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) and the Advocacy Forum Madhesh Province Office conducted a monitoring visit to the District Jail situated in Rajviraj Municipality-6. The team, which included INSEC member Baidyanath Jha, Madhesh Province coordinator Raju Paswan, INSEC representative Manohar…

August 14, 2023  
Journalists Protest for Freedom of Press

Since the evening of August 9th, journalists have been engaged in a protest seeking the preservation of press freedom amidst an environment of intimidation instigated by the police and administrative authorities. The media, a stalwart participant in all democratic movements, commenced their demonstration by illuminating candles to underscore the urgency…

August 10, 2023  
Accused of Gang Rape Sentenced to 8 years’ Imprisonment

On August 7, 2023, the court handed down a sentence of 8 years' imprisonment to 22-year-old Md. Intiaz of Khadag Municipality-3, 21-year-old Md. Nasim, and 18-year-old Md. Alam for the heinous crime of raping a 15-year-old girl. District Judge Harishchandra Ingnam's bench pronounced the accused guilty and imposed an 8-year…

August 9, 2023  
INSEC Members and Representative Honoured

The Inclusive Disabled Association Saptari has honoured four people including INSEC member and press freedom fighter Baidyanath Jha, INSC representative Manohar Kumar Pokharel on August 2. During the second convention of Saptari Inclusive Disabled Association, which took place in Rajbiraj, a certificate of appreciation was presented to recognize the important…

August 4, 2023  
Complaint Registered Against Accused of Rape of a Disabled Girl

On July 28, the Kalyanpur Area Police Office of Shambhunath Municipality-7, Bhagawatpur, lodged a complaint against Prasad Sada, a 20-year-old, for the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl with a disability. As per the information provided by the Saptari District Police Office, a complaint lodged by the victim's father has…

July 31, 2023  
Complaint Lodged against the Husband on charge of Killing his wife

On July 24 at the District Police Office, Munidebi Khang, a 62-year-old resident of Mahadeva Rural Municipality-4, lodged a complaint against Ramrup Khanga, her 35-year-old son-in-law. The complaint accused Ramrup of killing his 30-year-old wife, Parvatidebi Khanga, in Akwarpur of Mahadeva Rural Municipality-2 on the night of July 23. Inspector…

July 25, 2023  
Accused of Gang Rape Arrested

On July 23, the police apprehended three individuals in connection with the rape of a 35-year-old woman. The arrested individuals were identified as 26-year-old Shivkumar Sada, 45-year-old Umesh Sada, and 32-year-old Srinarayan Sada, all residents of Shambhunath Municipality-5 Mohanpur. Inspector Subhesh Adhikari stated that the arrests were made following a…

July 24, 2023  
Order to Register Case of Induced Abortion due to Assault, Submitted

On July 23, a warrant was submitted to the district police office to register a complaint against  23-year-old Mamda, alias Palia Khatun, a 20-year-old resident of Rajdebi Toll, Rajviraj Municipality-2. The complaint alleged the accused of inducing abortion of Sabia Pravin. Manohar Kumar Pokharel, the former representative of INSEC, accompanied…

July 24, 2023  
More than 100 cases of Rape Adjudicated

In the financial year 2022/23, a total of 113 cases of rape and attempted rape have been adjudicated and dismissed in Saptari, according to the annual report announced by the district court. Out of 154 cases registered last year, only 41 cases remain pending and have been postponed for the…

July 21, 2023  
Four Accused of Gang Rape Arrested

On July 17, the police arrested four individuals in connection with the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl. The arrested individuals are identified as 40-year-old Tekraj Pokharel, also known as Kailash, 24-year-old Sudip Bhujel, 22-year-old Manoj Vishwakarma, and 21-year-old Dipesh Subedi, all from Kanchanrup Municipality-12, Dharmapur Tole. DSP Deepak Kumar…

July 19, 2023