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Teenager allegedly gang-raped in Dharan

Voilence against women

A 15-year-old girl was gang-raped in a forest near BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) at Dharan in Sunsari district on Monday.

A group of ten people brutally beat the victim’s ‘boy friend’. It was learnt that the girl was with her male friend at a park west from BPKIHS. Then group took the victim to Charkoshe forest and took turns in raping her brutally.

Police arrested seven persons in connection with the incident immediately after the victim’s family lodged a complaint. The rapists had left the victim in an unconscious state in the forest following the incident. The girl had somehow managed to come to her house after a while and informed the family about the incident.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Sudam Kumar Sijapati said the main culprit behind the horrendous crime was held along with six other accomplices. The search is on to find others involved in the incident, he added.