Siraha man arrested for trying to rape 5-year-old

Lahan, October 13

Police in Siraha of south-eastern Nepal have arrested a man on the charge of attempted rape of a five-year-old girl.

The suspect has been identified as Shatrughna Yadav of Laxmipur, Bishnupur rural municipality-5 of the district.

Investigators say he had attempted to rape the child at a mango garden near his house, but the child gave him a push before she ran away.

A team deployed by the District Police Office arrested him based on a complaint filed by the alleged victim’s family, according to SP Uma Shankar Panjiyar.

Further investigation is underway.

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