The culprit, who was the victim's schoolmate and a neighbor, has confessed to his crimes.
KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 17
Police have apprehended a person in connection with the rape and murder of 17-year-old Bhagarathi Bhatta of Dogdakedar Rural Municipality-7, Baitadi.
The accused was detained by the investigating officers on Tuesday.
It has been learnt that the culprit, who was the victim's schoolmate and a neighbor, has confessed to his crimes.
According to the Baitadi District Police Office, who claim to have made a breakthrough in the case, the assaulter will be made public on Wednesday in a presser.
Bhagarathi, who had attended her school and left for home on February 3 never made it home. She was found the next day, lifeless, in a local community forest on February 4.
Details to follow.