Teenage girl raped, murdered in Sindhuli

Sindhulimadhi, February 10

Police have found that Bipana Majhi, 17, of Ranibas VDC-2, Dandatole, Sindhuli was murdered by her boyfriend, Niroj Majhi.

Bipana had been raped and murdered at midnight in her own village a week ago.

According to DSP Subaschandra Bohora, Niroj Majhi’s involvement was uncovered after taking the statements of those arrested. A day after the murder, police, acting on an FIR filed by the victim’s kin, had arrested five youths of the same village, including Niroj Majhi, Ajaya Pariyar, Pawan BK, and Ramji Khatri.

"Niroj pleaded guilty to the crime," said DSP Bohora.

Niroj and Bipana were 10th graders at the local Prabhat Higher Secondary School. Police said Niroj masterminded the crime after Bipana started avoiding him.

Niroj admitted to having asked her to meet him in a field nearby, where he and his friends raped her and then stoned her to death. After the murder, the boys had taken the body to her home and kept it in her room without anyone’s knowledge.