Kathmandu, June 23
The Kathmandu District Court has released Saraswati Pradhan, a local of Babarmahal in Kathmandu, who was arrested on Sunday on the charge of denying a Dalit woman a flat and hence committing an act of caste discrimination.
Following the court order, police released her on Wednesday.
She is accused of refusing to let journalist Rupa Sunar rent a flat of her house due to her caste. Sunar had filed a complaint against her at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Singhadarbar.
Consequently, police had filed a case against her as per the Caste-Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act, 2011.