Missing girl, 17, found murdered following rapePolice have arrested a teenager in connection to the rape and subsequent murder of a 17-year-old girl in Krishnapur Municipality, Kanchanpur.
Police have arrested a teenager in connection to the rape and subsequent murder of a 17-year-old girl in Krishnapur Municipality, Kanchanpur.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Gyan Bahadur Sethi said the suspect, Madan Giri, was being investigated after the girl’s body was found buried on the bank of Amkhaiya stream in Krishnapur-2 on Sunday night, a week after she was reported missing.
She was last seen leaving for Attariaya Bazaar in Kailali district on July 10.
The girl’s body was recovered in a partially decayed state. She was identified based on her clothes.
The girl’s burial site was located after the girl’s family member received a phone call from a person believed to be another suspect in the crime.
DSP Sethi said Giri accepted the rape charge but refused to take responsibility for
According to Giri’s statement, he had raped the girl in Laljhadi forest and fled the scene of the crime.
Giri also told police that the girl was later found hanging from a tree, though this statement does not match the circumstance in which police found the body, buried in a shallow sandy grave.
DSP Sethi said Giri knew the person who called the girl’s family to inform about her burial site.
He added that the truth will be known once the second suspect is arrested.