TIKAPUR, May 10: Befani Tharu,19, of Mukta Kamaiya (free bonded-laborers) settlement at Lamkichuha Municipality, has been tied with a rope for the last 14 years. It is uncertain how long she will stay like this due to her struggle with mental health.

Breaking the body barrier

December 4, 2018 09:30 am

Physically and mentally challenged people face discrimination in society and sometimes they are seen as a stigma. However, there are some who are breaking the limitations of their body and excelling at what they do using their skills, creating space for themselves. Helen Keller, Franklin D Roosevelt, Jhamak Kumari Ghimire are prime examples who have lived dignified lives contributing to the society. They are the ones whose physical impediment did not overshadow their dream.

NEW DELHI, April 18: In another shocker, a 12-year-old mentally challenged girl was raped by her neighbour along with two of his friends in Delhi’s Rohini. The matter was highlighted after the accused had shared the rape video with parents on WhatsApp. Taking cognizance of the matter, the Delhi Police arrested the accused from their house in the national capital.

ILAM, Mar 12: Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam has announced that it will pay for the medical treatment of a nine-year-old mentally ill girl, who has been tied up at her home in the municipality.

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JANAKPUR, July 29: Seventy-year-old Mati Waiba of Bateshwar Rural Municipality-1, Dhanusha, has been in iron chains for the past four months. The mentally ill person's family says he has been chained because he runs away from home.

DHADING, Feb 10: A young man, who had gone to Saudi Arabia in search of employment, has been missing since mid-December.

No place for the mentally deranged

January 19, 2017 08:24 am

DOTI, Jan 19: He lived and slept under the open sky of Dipayal’s main market. Street was his home; he would eat anything he could get around. People saw him around the area for the last six months.

DUNAI, Jan 17: Never had Bimal Bharati of Dunai-1in Dolpa district, who was mentally ill for five years, imagined that he would ever regain his sanity for his family lacked adequate financial resources to avail him treatment.

BHOJPUR, Nov 25: A person has been arrested at Thidinkha – 2 of Bhojpur in accusation of raping a mentally retarded woman.

DHANGADI, Sept 24: Police have arrested a policeman for allegedly raping a mentally challenged woman at Campus Chowk in Dhangadi district.

KHOTANG, Aug 14: Police have arrested a person on the charge of raping a mentally retarded teenage girl.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The lawmakers resorted to acquisitions at the parliament on Saturday during the discussions over the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister.