Man arrested on charge of raping a minorOne other has also been taken into police custody for abetting the crime.
Police arrested a man on the charge of raping a minor in Jogipur of Rajapur Municipality-9 in Bardiya district.
Twenty-seven-year-old Shaniram Chaudhary was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl on Wednesday night, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Prakash Sapkota.
The victim, whose parents are currently in India, had been staying with her grandfather.
The accused had allegedly entered the home of the victim by breaking a hole into the rear wall of the mud and thatch house at around midnight.
Another Radheshyam Chaudhary, 26, has also been taken into police custody for abetting the crime.
“Radheshyam stood outside the home to look out for other people and alert Shaniram,” Sapkota said. “A rape case has been filed against both the accused.”
Further investigation into the matter is underway, said police.