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Top cargo trader arrested on the rape charge in Kathmandu

Representational file: Arrest
Representational file: Arrest

Kathmandu, November 8

Manoj Adhikari, the president of Nepal Freight Forwarders Association, the umbrella organisation of Nepali cargo traders, has been arrested on the charge of raping a minor, in Kathmandu.

A team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Kamalpokhari, arrested him at Thamel of Kathmandu recently. SSP Ashok Singh, the chief of the Metropolitan Police Range in Kathmandu, says police received a complaint that he raped a 16-year-old girl.

“We are further investigating into the case after receiving a five-day remand from the Kathmandu District Court.”

Adhikari has been accused of raping the girl at a restaurant in Ratopul of Kathmandu on October 25.

Further investigation into the case is underway.

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