SURKHET: Police have arrested an absconding rape convict from Surkhet district on Wednesday evening.

Acting on a tip-off, police took Basudev Saud (54) under custody from Abalching village in Chinggad Rural Municipality-6, informed Spokesperson at Surkhet District Police Office, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pradip Bahadur Chhetri.

The District Court, Surkhet sentenced Saud with imprisonment for five years.