One arrested on charge of online sexual abuse in Kathmandu

Published On: June 5, 2023 06:13 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 5: A youth has been arrested on charge of online sexual abuse in Kathmandu.

Dinesh Kumar Raut, 23, from Jumla, was arrested on charge of abusing a girl on Monday.

A report was lodged at the Cyber Bureau of Nepal Police alleging that Raut established connections with the girl through TikTok and subsequently engaged in social media interactions via Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and email. Raut has also been accused of online blackmailing by recording a video of sexual exploitation.

SP Pashupati Kumar Rai, the spokesperson of the Bureau, confirmed that Raut was arrested for further investigation based on the complaint filed against him.

Rai also mentioned that the Kathmandu District Court has granted permission to keep Raut in custody for seven days to investigate the case.

Raut was arrested for the offense under the Electronic Transactions Act, 2008.

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