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Kathmandu house owner held on the charge of denying Dalit a flat

Kathmandu, June 20

Kathmandu police have arrested a house owner on the charge of denying a woman a flat on rent, allegedly for being a Dalit.

The arrestee is Saraswati Pradhan, who owns a house in Babarmahal of Kathmandu. 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.

SSP Ashok Singh, the chief of the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range, says Pradhan has been arrested on the charge of caste discrimination and further investigation is underway.

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