Youth arrested on rape charge from Manamaiju

KATHMANDU: Police arrested a man charged of raping a 16-year-old girl in Tokha Municipality-11 in Kathmandu district on Thursday.

Police have arrested Mahendra Shahi (20) of Ghodaghodi-6 in Kailali district, currently residing at Manamaiju in Kathmandu.

It has been learnt that Shahi, together with a person said to be Mandeep (25) residing at the same locality, was accused of raping the girl of Chhatiwan-1 in Makawanpur district, currently residing at Manamaiju.

Police have launched a manhunt to nab Mandeep, who had fled the scene after the incident.

Further investigation is underway, said police.