ASI arrested on rape charge in Dharan

Sunsari, October 19

Police arrested an assistant sub-inspector of police for his alleged involvement in raping a single woman at Patrangbari of Dharan sub-metropolis in Sunsari today.

ASI Pitamber Adhikari, in-charge of Patrangbari Police Post, was arrested after the victim filed a case against him at Dharan Area Police Office. The victim accused the ASI of raping her under the influence of alcohol at her house, last Wednesday.

A team deployed from Area Police Office, Dharan, along with Dharan Sub-metropolis-4 Ward Chairman Dhan Bahadur Kulung reached the incident site and took explanation from the woman, according to police.

The woman has been living with her four children at Patrangbari following her the death of her husband. The woman alleged that Adhikari, under the influence of alcohol, raped her while she was sleeping in her house at midnight last Wednesday.

SP Yagya Binod Pokhrel at Sunsari District Police Office said the accused was arrested and further investigation into the incident was underway.

SP Pokhrel added that the accused has been suspended. Police said health check-up of the woman and the accused was carried out at Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences.