Kathmandu, July 5
A man, who claims himself to be an official of the World Hindu Federation and a YouTuber, has been arrested on the charge of raping two minor girls, in Baniyatar on the northern outskirts of Kathmandu.
Arjun Shiwakoti has been arrested on the charging of raping 12-year-old and 14-year-old girls in the neighbourhood. The two alleged victims are sisters.
Police officials involved in investigating the case say the accused repeatedly assaulted the girls threatening them of killing their family members, for the past one year. He had claimed that he had a close connection with the police authorities.
The Metropolitan Police Crime Division had launched an investigation after the parents of the alleged victims filed a complaint, informs SSP Deepak Thapa, the chief of the division. Though the division handles serious criminal cases in the valley, it investigated this case also as the local police officials were reluctant, informs Thapa.
The division has assigned a female DSP to led the investigation.
Shiwakoti has not confessed to the crime yet.
Published on July 5th, Sunday, 2020 2:34 PM