Incident Reports

Minor found dead in Mugu, suspicion of murder after rape


Karnali, Mugu, Soru

Laxmi Cahulagain, a 9-year-old girl of  Soru Rural Municipality-9 of Mugu district was found dead three days after her disappearance. The deceased was missing from Trapani, Soru Municipality-8 since April 3 was found dead in the Karnali River on April 7. According to the mother of the deceased, the dead body of her daughter was found stuck in a rock in the middle of the Karnali River by a local who had gone fishing 500 meters away from the girl's house.

According to a local, the girl may have been taken away from the house and thrown into the river after being raped.

Police  arrested 20-year-old Pravesh Rawal, of Tarapani on March 6 on the charge of murder after sexual abuse.

Police further stated that the girl was knocked unconscious after hitting her head on a stone, the accused had pushed the girl after she retaliated the sexual abuse. Then, the accused threw the unconscious girl to the Karnali river.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Weapons Blunt weapon
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
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 Killed 1
Female Killed 1
Youth Killed 1
Total Raped 1
Female Raped 1
Youth Raped 1
National/Online Media