Mahottari septuagenarian faces rape charge

GAUSHALA: Police filed a rape charge against a septuagenarian in Mahottari district on Tuesday.

The 72-year-old Kumar Pandey alias Muniji of Pipara Rural Municipality-2 in Mahottari had allegedly raped a 10-year- old local girl inside his house on March 30, informed the District Police Office's acting chief, DSP Deepak Pokharel.

The victim was returning her home after her classes at the Adarsha English Boarding School, where she studies at grade two.

After revelation of the incident, the victim, her parents and around 50 locals had gone to the DPO to file an FIR.

Meanwhile, the suspect is at large and police have launched a manhunt, informed Pokhrel.