KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The spate of 'attempted rape' case has increased across the country over time.
According to the information provided by the central police headquarters, the number of cases related to 'attempted rape' has increased in 2075/76 in comparison to 2074/75 BS. Total 1,480 cases were registered in the fiscal 2074/75 BS which rose to 1,873 in 2075/76 BS.
1,137 cases were registered in the fiscal year 2073/74 BS. Nepal Police Spokesperson and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DIG) Biswo Raj Pokharel said the number of such cases have apparently increased with the growing reporting of the cases to the police of late.
Attempted rape is a sexual assault in which rape is the motive for the assault. Pokharel further shared the attempted rape cases have mostly occurred from own relatives, known people, and neighbors.