Man held for raping, robbing 72-year-old woman in Panchthar

PANCHTHAR: A man has been arrested on the charge of raping and robbing an elderly woman in Hilihang-7 of Panchthar district, on Sunday, police said.

After the incident, the victim filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the District Police Office (DPO). Subsequently, police took the suspect, 28-year-old Man Kumar Yonjan Tamang, in custody.

According to DPO Information Officer Raman Aryal, the alleged sexually assaulted the septuagenarian, manhandled her before making away with cash and antique coins, on Friday.

Meanwhile, police are preparing to file a rape, robbery case against Tamang.