Accused of Rape Arrested

  November 1, 2022 By: INSEC

Rewant Budhathoki, 2, Bangad Kupinde Napa-2 Bame, was arrested on October 30, 2022, on the charge of raping an 18-year-old girl.

According to Inspector Santosh Khanal, Salyan, the accused lured the victim on the false pretense of marriage to her on October 29. It was reported that, on the same day,  he raped the victim in the local forest, tied both her hands afterward, and threw her off a cliff.

In a conversation with an INSEC representative, the victim’s mother shared that on October 9, her daughter had left the house around nine o’clock to attend a friend’s birthday. The next afternoon she got a call from an unknown woman from Sallibazar, the woman informed her about her daughter’s situation.

According to the victim’s mother, the accused took the daughter to the forest and raped her, he then proceeded to beat her, tied both her hands, wrapped a shawl around her neck, and threw her from a cliff. In the morning, after her daughter regained consciousness, she approached some local residences in the area, in search of a safe place,  and requested the locals to call us.

She requested legal assistance in light of her daughter’s serious condition and their financial constraints to ensure proper medical treatment for her daughter.

The health examination of the victim was done at the District Hospital, Salyan, on October 30. Inspector Khanal said that due to various injuries that the victim has incurred, she has been referred to Nepalgunj. The police said that the accused is currently in custody and further investigation is underway.

Meena Budhathokhi