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86 rape convicts held in Jhapa in last 10 months

2022 Jun 01, 12:19, Jhapa
Illustration: Suresh Chaudhary

Police have arrested 86 people accused of 106 incidents of rape in Jhapa in the last 10 months.

According to the data of the District Police Office, Jhapa, rape attempts received the highest number of complaints (72) in the district during the period. As many as 56 accused were held in the incidents of rape attempts.

During the period, 19 incidents of child sexual abuse and 13 incidents of attempted rape were recorded in Jhapa.

A spokesperson at District Police Office Basanta Pathak shared that 17 accused of child sexual abuse and 10 of rape attempts were arrested.

The rape survivors include a four-year-old girl child and a 60-year-old elderly woman. Of late the incidents of child sexual abuse are increasing. In almost all rape-related cases, family members, relatives, teachers, and neighbors were found to be involved.

As many as 20 rape-accused are still at large in Jhapa.


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