Two women gang-raped, one accused held

Ramechhap, June 18

Two women were gang-raped in Likhu Tamakoshi Rural Municipality, Ramechhap, three days ago.

The victims were gang-raped in Dhyangre forest of Likhu Rural Municipality on Sunday evening. Of the victims, one is married while the other one is single.

According to the victims, a truck driver, his helper and another individual traveling in the truck bound for Manthali Bazaar from Dhobi Bazaar had gang-raped them, ferried them in the same truck and set them free at Haledibesi, said Ramechhap police Spokesperson Sekh Adalat.

Based on the First Incident Report filed against the three, police arrested Bijaya Magar, 25, of Sindhuli’s Kamalamai Municipality yesterday.

Police have launched a manhunt to nab the two absconding persons and they will be booked soon, said DSP Santosh Bhattarai.

Ramechhap Chief District Officer Lila Kumari KC Pandey said that investigation was stepped up to book the guilty and dispense justice to the victims.