Nepal | August 14, 2020

Minor raped in Bara

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
Share Now:

Bara, February 3

A 13-year-old girl was raped at Kolhabi Municipality in Bara on last night.

Police said the accused, Indian national Rameshwor Sharma, 55, of the municipality had raped the minor when she was at his ashram to receive a mantra to help in her treatment.

Sharma said he was a disciple of Aasharam Baba and had the knowledge of a shaman.

A police team deployed from Kolhabi Area Police Office held Sharma after locals informed the police when they heard screams from the house.

The victim is being treated at Kalaiya District Hospital.

DSP Gautam Mishra at Bara District Police Office said Sharma had been staying in the ashram on the premises of the local temple for the last many years. Sharma was popular among villagers as he claimed different diseases could be healed through the mantras he chanted.

Earlier, the girl had gone to the Shaman along with her relatives, but this time she had gone alone. Police said action would be taken against the accused under the law of the land if he was found guilty.


A version of this article appears in print on February 04, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Pandemic and State: How is state accountable?

COVID-19 Global Lens The COVID-19 pandemic presents the world with a huge challenge: everyone and every area is affected, and the response has to be both quick and consorted. This pandemic may be primarily a health crisis for some states, but COVID-19 is also an education crisis, an employment an Read More...

Int’l Youth Day marked by holding virtual programmes

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 12 The International Youth Day was commemorated around the world today, including in Nepal, by organising various youth related events. In Nepal, the day was observed around the theme, ‘Youths’ Engagement for Employment Promotion and Environment Conservation’. The event Read More...

‘End political interference in BPKIHS’

DHARAN, AUGUST 12 Nepali Congress-aligned Tarun Dal and Nepal Student Union staged a demonstration in Dharan today seeking the fulfilment of demands, including a halt to the Senate meeting of BP Koirala Institute of Health and Sciences. Demonstrating in front of the institute’s main gate, th Read More...

Nawalparasi map

Paper mill in Nawalparasi resumes operation

NAWALPARASI, AUGUST 12 A paper factory at Madhyabindu Municipality in the district has resumed operation following a halt of two years. Established in 2018, the industry named Quality Paper Industries Pvt Ltd makes use of paper waste and local raw materials, said Suresh Kumar Gupta, chairperso Read More...

Kailali witnessing gradual loss of forests

GODAVARI, AUGUST 12 Forests are shrinking every year in Kailali due to increasing encroachment. The under-construction Rani-Jamara-Kulariya Irrigation Project, Khutiya-Dipayal Fast Track, Seti Highway and Postal Highway have contributed to loss of forests in the district. Deforestation in Bhaw Read More...

Female inmates of Nepalgunj prison sent to Bardiya and Dailekh

NEPALGUNJ, AUGUST 12 Following the confirmation of COVID-19 in some inmates, Nepalgunj prison administration in Banke has shifted its female inmates to other districts. At a time when concerns are being heard about the number of inmates exceeding the capacity of the prison, the prison administ Read More...

‘Manage uranium mines properly’

MYAGDI, AUGUST 12 Experts have drawn the government’s attention to lack of seriousness in managing uranium deposits discovered in different regions, including in Mustang and Chure. At a virtual interaction ‘Nuclear science and society’ organised by Nepal Russian Science Society in coordi Read More...

Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice

WILMINGTON: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump in their historic first appearance as running mates. The physical debut of the Democratic ticket on Wednesday was without Read More...