Two culprits raped a 19-year-old girl with disability in Bedkot Municipality-5 of Kanchanpur on Thursday.

The victim is the daughter of freed haliyas currently residing in Dharampur-based Mukta Kamaiya (freed labourers) Camp.

Police have arrested local Dhan Bahadur BK (22) on the charge of raping the girl while the other accused has been absconding after the incident, informed Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Amar Thapa, at the District Police Office, Kanchanpur.

After preliminary investigations, police have found out that the duo had drugged the victim before sexually assaulting her, added DSP Thapa.

"It has been found that two persons were involved in the incident," DSP Thapa elaborated, adding, "One has been arrested while the search is on for the absconding perpetrator."

Further investigation into the case and medical examination of the girl is underway, said the police.