86 persons arrested on rape charges in Jhapa in last 10 months

Published On: June 1, 2022 01:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DAMAK, May 1: Police arrested 86 persons accused of rape in 106 incidents of rape in Jhapa in the last 10 months. 

According to the data of the District Police Office, Jhapa, rape attempt received the highest number of complaints (72) in the district during the period. As many as 86 persons were held in connection with incidents of rape attempt. 

During the period, 19 incidents of child sexual abuse and 13 incidents of rape attempt were recorded in Jhapa. 

Spokesperson for the District Police Office, Basanta Pathak shared that 17 accused of child sexual abuse and 10 of rape attempt were arrested. 

The rape survivors are from a four-year-old girl child to a 60-year-old elderly woman. 

Of late, the incidents of child sexual abuse are increasing. In almost all rape related cases, family members, relatives, teachers and neighbors are found to be involved. 

As many as 20 rape-accused persons are still at large in Jhapa.


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