Police arrest two men accused of raping a 17-year-old in SaptariThe teenager took her own life on Monday after being allegedly forced into out-of-court settlement by village elders.
Police have arrested two of the four main accused in the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl, who later took her own life after she was forced into an out-of-court settlement by the village elders.
District Police Office, Saptrai Inspector Santosh Khadka informed that the two accused— Suman Kumar Mandal and Ranjit Mandal— were arrested from Nepal-India border area on Thursday.
According to police, the two were hiding on the Indian side of the border and were arrested with the help of the Indian police.
“The accused were hiding on the Indian side of the border. But we received information that they had come to the border area that is when we arrested them,” said Khadka,
Other two accused— Bishnu Mandal and Dharma Mandal— are still at large.
The girl had been brutally raped by the four men on Monday morning and she took her own life that same night. She and her mother were reportedly forced by the Panchayat, village council, to “settle the matter” outside the court of law saying that if the incident became public it would bring shame upon the community.
Police have since then arrested three men—Jayakanta Mandal, Satya Narayan Mandal and Basudev Mandal— for allegedly threatening the girl and her mother of consequences if they went to the police.