Four suspects in probable rape and murder case released

UDAYPUR: Four of the six held in suspected connection with probable rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl in Udayapur have been released on general date while two minors are in custody for further investigation, officials said.

The two teenagers aged 16 and 17 were arrested by the police on Monday and Tuesday on charges of possible involvement in the crime.

“We released the four suspects on general date as evidence that establishes their involvement does not exist,” Superintendent of Police Chandra Dev Rai said, “our investigation will conclude soon.”

According to SP Rai, authorities are awaiting the autopsy report before public disclosure of details.

The victim's body was handed over to her kin following an autopsy at BP Koirala Memorial Hospital in Dharan on Tuesday.