Rights activists meet family of toddler murdered after rape

Published On: March 16, 2022 02:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BIRATNAGAR, March 16: Representatives of some human rights organisations today reached out to the family of an 18-month child who was raped and murdered in Morang district. The family was also provided with a financial assistance of Rs 10,000. 

A team of representatives from the Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) Nepal, Maiti Nepal and Aafanta Nepal also inquired about the situation of the victim's family, said Punya Adhikari, officer of the INSEC Office, Province 1.  

On March 11, a group of two people allegedly raped and killed the toddler in Sundarharaicha Municipality-7 in Morang district. The body of the baby girl  was found in a small bush in the late evening with a severe injury including from the physical assault after one and half hours of her missing from home.  Later, she died in a hospital.

The suspects lured and took the girl away from her home when she was alone, before raping and murdering her. Morang police have arrested the suspects — Ajaya Chaudhary, 25, and Mithun Chaudhary, 28, both of Sundarharaicha Municipality-7 on the charges of raping and killing the toddler. 

During the meeting with the human rights activists, the victim's family urged them to take initiatives in taking action against the murderers.  

The team took stock of the situation of the family and inquired if they were under any kind of pressure or influenced to reconcile with the murderers. 

The team also provided food items to the victim's family. 

Superintendent of Police Janardan GC said that investigation into the rape and murder case was underway and assured that the murderers would be punished as per the law.




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