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Man held on charge of raping 14-yo girl

Achham, April 22, 2016 , myrepublica
PYUTHAN, April 22: Police have arrested a man on the charge of raping a 14-year-old girl from Bijuli VDC-3 of the district. According to police, Basanta Khadka, 21, took the 14-year-old girl to a Pakala-9-based jungle and raped her. The girl was heading for her maternal uncle's house before she was assaulted. Police are investigating the case after carrying out the victim's health check-up.

Man held on charge of raping 14-yo girl

Achham, April 22, 2016 , myrepublica
PYUTHAN, April 22: Police have arrested a man on the charge of raping a 14-year-old girl from Bijuli VDC-3 of the district. According to police, Basanta Khadka, 21, took the 14-year-old girl to a Pakala-9-based jungle and raped her. The girl was heading for her maternal uncle's house before she was assaulted. Police are investigating the case after carrying out the victim's health check-up.

Young girls facing harassment unaware of legal remedy

Kathmandu, April 22, 2016 , myrepublica
KATHMANDU, Apr 22: Pratima Gurung dreads to travel in public buses of Kathmandu but she has to travel to reach her office. “While returning home from the office, I have no option but to travel in overcrowded bus. Not only do I get pushed around, but many times I have found men coming closer to me intentionally,” said twenty-year-old Gurung. When asked if she is familiar with legal remedy, she shook her head to indicate she was unaware of it. “Had I known about legal provision for harassment, I
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Five arrested on charge of trafficking girls

Chitwan, April 21, 2016 , myrepublica
CHITWAN, April 21: Police have arrested five people on the charge of trafficking two girls to India. The accused Sher Bahadur Chepang, his wife Bishnu Maya Shrestha, both of Kaule VDC in Chitwan, and Gobinda Mahato, Buddhi Bhujel and Shani Pangeni, all from Madi Municipality were arrested on the same charge on different dates, police said. According to a statement released by police on Wednesday, the Chepang couple handed over a 12-year-old girl to a man to traffic her into India. However, the girl wa
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8 years old girl raped, killed in Palpa

Palpa, April 20, 2016 , myrepublica
PALPA, April 20: An eight year-old girl was raped and consequently murdered here in Tansen Municipality of the district on Tuesday. The body of Barsha, daughter of Hari Bahadur Darlami of Tansen Municipality-11, was recovered by the police from near the Siddharth Highway. The minor, who was returning home from the local Saraswati Secondary School with her younger brother at around 4.30 pm, was forcefully taken away by a man, later identified as Deepak Neupane of Prabhas. Follwoing a complaint filed
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Woman arrested on charge of murdering mother-in-law

Rukum, April 20, 2016 , myrepublica
RUKUM, April 20: Police arrested a woman accused of the murder of her mother-in-law from Manma-5 in the district today. Police said that the suspect Sunita Khatri admitted to strangling 72-year-old Bishnu Kumari Khatri over a dispute. Sub Inspector Rupesh Khadka said that Sunita told that the incident occurred on April 17 following a dispute that took place between her and Bishnu when she asked for permission to go to her maternal house. Sunita's husband is in Saudi Arabia for employment. Polic
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Man held for ‘rape, murder’ of 8-year-old

Palpa, April 20, 2016 , ekantipur
Apr 20, 2016- Police have arrested five people in connection with a rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in the district. Dipak Neupane, 20, of Telgha and four others were arrested on Tuesday after the victim’s family lodged a complaint against Neupane, a drug user, for his involvement in the crime. The girl’s body was found under a bush near the Holangdi stream on the border of Tansen Municipality and Telgha, police said. A doctor involved in the postmortem confirmed that the victim was rap
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Disappeared girl rescued from India

Kanchanpur, April 17, 2016 , myrepublica
BHIMDUTTANAGAR, April 17: Maiti Nepal Kanchanpur has rescued a girl who was missing since two months back from Himanchal Pradesh of India. A twelve-year-old girl child of Bhimdutta municipality was disappeared since two months ago. Maiti Nepal rescued the girl with the support of Indian Police from Holhal, Ponda of Himanchal Pradesh, shared Maiti Nepal Kanchanpur Coordinator Maheswori Bhatta. The family members of the missing girl had submitted application to the Maiti Nepal for the search of the disa
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Child marriage, foreign employment ruining youths' life

Jajarkot, April 13, 2016 , myrepublica
JAJARKOT, April 14: They were madly in love. They thought they'd conquer the world if they could get each other. When Dinesh Oli, 20 and Yamuna Chand Oli, 19, tied the nuptial knot five years ago, they were pretty sure that they'd overcome every challenge to make their life beautiful. But early marriage was not something that would come without cost. In fact, marrying before right age has brought unforeseen consequences in the couple's life, which now terms love as nothing but the 'biggest mistake' of li
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Boy arrested on rape charge

Dang, April 13, 2016 , myrepublica
DANG, April 6: Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy on the charge of raping a 13-year-old girl from Dang. A team from the Ward Police Office, Lamahi in Dang arrested the boy following complaint by the victim's family, said inspector Prem Bahadur Khadka. The complaint said that the girl had gone to the suspect's house to watch television when the incident occurred on Tuesday noon. Police said that they were investigating into the case.

Child marriage cases high in Jumla village

Jumla, April 13, 2016 , ekantipur

Apr 13, 2016- At age 35, Harimaya Bohara is married for more than 20 years. She became grandmother three years ago.

Harimaya of Tirkhu village in Dillichaur-6 of Jumla said she was just 14 when she gave birth to her first baby. I was forced to marry at an early age due to family problems, she said.

Though Nepal outlawed child marriages in 1963, the practice is still rampant in this part of the country. Around 80 percent of households in Tirkhu village have similar cases. There are 290 househo

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I couldn’t look at mirror: Acid attack victim

Dang, April 11, 2016 , myrepublica
DANG, April 11: Rita Chaudhary, victim of the acid-attack in Dang last month, was in severe pain and the burns were horrendous while undergoing treatment at the Nepalgunj-based Kohalpur Medical College. The bed-ridden victim was worried whether she could get her face back. While the doctors were applying ointment on her face and assuring her that she everything would be alright, she also thought about the possible fate of the culprit. She had not seen herself in the mirror since the attack. However, o
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Teenager leaves home to escape ‘forced marriage’

Parsa, April 07, 2016 , ekantipur
Apr 7, 2016- Nineteen-year-old Rinku Thakur of Chhapkaiya in Birgunj-2 left her house on Wednesday morning after her parents reportedly forced her to marry against her wish. Her father Nagendra had arranged her marriage with a man from Ghodsahan in India. Rinku, who works as a news reader at a local radio station, said her father had reportedly offered Rs 130,000 as a dowry to the boy’s family. “I just don’t wish to get married right now. I didn’t refuse to marry because I am having an affair,”
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Public transport is living hell for young women

Kathmandu, April 06, 2016 , myrepublica
KATHMANDU, April 7: Many young women and girls in Kathmandu Valley don't like to use public transport because of sexual harassment, which is rife despite several attempts by the authorities to tackle the problem. Soyana Nyachhon, an 18-year-old student, says she has encountered harassment many times while using public transport vehicles in the city. "I was traveling in a micro-bus in the Maitighar area recently and a man of around 25 to 30 came close to my seat deliberately. It made me feel really uncomf
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Teenager arrested for raping three girls

Achham, April 05, 2016 , myrepublica
DHANUSHA, April 5: Police on Monday arrested a teenager for raping three girls after taking them to a forest. According police, 17-year-old Man Bahadur Majhi was nabbed for allegedly raping three girls of age six, seven and eight of Mithila-9, Majhitole. Rajesh Majhi, who was also involved in the crime, is on the run and police are searching for him. Police said that further investigation was underway.