7 held for smearing soot on 14 yo girl

BIRATNAGAR: Police have taken seven persons into custody for smearing black soot on the face of a 14-year-old girl of Belbari Municipality-2 in Morang district today.

Those arrested include 62-year-old Kuldeep Danuwar, 22-year-old Anita Danuwar, 40-year-old Durga Chaudhari, 21-year-old Govinda Magar, 44-year-old Harka Maya Thapa, 52-year-old Mana Kumari Tamang and 27-year-old Birjung Pariyar of Belbari -2 in Morang district.

According to the Morang District Police office, the offenders smeared soot on her face, pasted a tag on her body with 'She is a Thief' written on it and paraded her in the locality.

They have accused the girl of stealing Rs 700 from the purse of Anita Danuwar, which was kept on a bed inside her house, on October 5.

Police rescued the girl immediately after they were informed of the mistreatment and made three arrests.

Four of the arrestees were caught in course of investigation, police stated.