ITAHARI, Feb 5: Police on Sunday filed a case against Surendra Bahadur Karki, 28, on charge of raping a ten-year-old girl of Itahari. Karki, a local of Khatyad, Mugu, was temporarily living in ward-8 of Itahari.
Karki and the family of the victim used to live in the same house as tenants.
According to Area Police Office, Itahari, the victim's family has accused him of forcefully taking the girl to his room and raping the minor in the absence of her parents.
Rape cases are increasing in Sunsari. As per the details provided by the APO, as many as 160 cases of rape have been filed in the last four years. In the current fiscal year alone, the number has reached 20.