Incident Reports

Five arrested on charge of human trafficking and rape in Bhaktapur


Bagmati, Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur

Police arrested five people on March 30 on the charge of being involved in human trafficking and rape. Among the arrested are 24-year-old Shyam Kumar Bhattarai of Sindhuli, 19-year-old Suhana Tamang, 31-year-old Muna Thapa Magar, 52-year-old Prakash Dhungel of Jorpati and 47-year-old Raj Kumar Sunar of  Kathmandu.

Police arrested them after the victim's parents lodged a complaint against Suhana Tamang and Shyam Kumar Bhattarai who took their 16-year-old daughter to a hotel named Pathibhara Family Cottage & Lunch at Sundarijal and forced her to have sexual intercourse with customers on March 25. Accused Suhana used to tempt the young girls and send them to different hotels with the help of the Shyam Kumar to forcefully engage in sex work. One of the victims, a 16-year-old girl, managed to escape and came in contact with her parents. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Sexual Assault
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Secondary Cause Gender-based human trafficking
Actor 1 - Number of people 5
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Raped 1
Female Raped 1
Youth Raped 1
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