Priest arrested on rape charge in Parsa


PARSA: Police on Friday arrested a priest on charge of raping a 14-year-old girl in Parsa district.

The arrestee has been identified as Ramdev Das (72), a priest at the Hanuman Temple in Jagannathpur VDC.

Police said that Das was made public amid a press conference at the District Police Office (DPO), Parsa, yesterday itself.

The priest had been raping the girl since long alluring her of different things.

She was working as a cook in the temple.

SP Rajubabu Shrestha of the DPO said that the priest was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by the parents of victim.

It has been learned that the girl has become pregnant after the rape.

Shrestha said that the girl underwent health check up at the Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital, Birgunj.