Ward chairman arrested on rape chargeThe accused had been on the run since February, said police.
The ward chairman of Malikarjun Rural Municipality-3 has been arrested on charge of raping a woman.
Ward chairman Madan Singh Dhami was arrested from the district headquarters of Khalanga on Wednesday after a woman accused him of rape, said Police Inspector Gaha Magar.
According to police, Dhami had absconded after allegedly committing the crime on February 3. The victim had registered a police complaint at the Darchula District Police Office against the accused on February 17.
The district court has extended Dhami’s custody by a week for further investigation.