Two held on rape charge

KATHMANDU: Police on Friday arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in separate rape cases in Kathmandu.

Ajit Raut (18), a resident of Kirtipur-4, was arrested on charge of raping a six-year-old girl from his neighbourhood.

In another case, 45-year-old Ghana Shyam Manandhar (45), a resident of Kirtipur-3, was arrested yesterday.

Manandhar is accused of raping a woman in Thamel, KMC-29 on Thursday.

Further investigation is underway.