Rape-accused ward secretary of Bhangaha municipality-9 of Mahottari, Mithilesh Yadav, has been remanded.
After a primary hearing at Mahottari district court on Monday, a single bench of Justice Durga Gurung sent the rape-accused ward secretary Yadav to jail.
Police had arrested Yadav on September 30 on charge of raping a woman of his settlement of Bhangaha-9.
He was accused of misbehaving and raping the woman under the influence of alcohol.
Acting on a hearing of rape case filed by the District Police Office, the district court issued a jail sentence to the ward secretary.
The district has witnessed an exponential rise of such incidents in the current fiscal year 2077/78 BS.
Total 24 incidents, including 21 rape cases and three rape attempts have been so registered in the district during the first four months of the fiscal year according to the District Police Office Mahottari.
The number is quite higher than the previous year. The rape incidents registered during the last year was 23.
Such criminal incidents are reportedly increasing with the decline in the outer activities of the general public amidst the fear of coronavirus infection, shared Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Prakash Bista.
Source : RSS,