Shivaraj Shrestha accused of raping Niharika Rajput arrested

KATHMANDU: Police have arrested Shivaraj Shrestha accused of raping Niharika Rajput.

Police spokesperson Tek Prasad Rai said that Shrestha was apprehended from Dhanusha.

She has been accusing Shrestha of raping her when she was 17-year-old.

Rajput, who has been staging a hunger strike in Basantapur demanding a DNA test of the child born after rape, has been admitted to the Maharajganj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.

Police rescued her and took her to the hospital soon after she attempted self-immolation outside the President’s office.




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