KATHMANDU, Sept 9: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has arrested a man for his alleged involvement in kidnapping a teenage girl with an intention of sacrificing her to appease a god.
The arrested has been identified as 37-year-old Bhoj Bahadur Thapa of Byas Municipality- 6 of Tanahun District.
A group including Thapa had kidnapped the girl after they were told by a shaman that they would miraculously be rich if they sacrificed a 16-year-old girl to a god.
The girl had been abducted from Sanobharyang and taken hostage in a house based in Nagarjuna, Kathmandu. The victim, who was kidnapped on July 29, managed to escape from the clutches of the kidnappers on August 16.
Acting on the complaint filed by the victim, a CIB team had arrested Thapa from Lakeside of Pokhara on September 6.
Beside Bhoj Bahadur Thapa, shaman Kanu Pahari, Omkar Shah, Yam Bahadur Rokka, Chhatra Bahadur Rai, Hari Bahadur Pun Magar, Udim Bahadur Pun, Bhim Bahadur Bhujel are accused to have abducted the girl.