Sindhupalchok, balatkaaraaropit purvapaksh ko laai thunama.
Five people have been arrested by the police on December 26 on charge of gang raping a 12-year-old girl. The accused are Tilak Bahadur Bhandari alias Gumbe, 55, of Barabhise VDC-5 and other four boys between the ages of 13 to 17. The accused boys were kept under the supervision of District Child welfare committee while Gumbe is under police custody for the further investigation, said police.
The accused were arrested by the police after a complaint against them was lodged at the area police office in Barabise on December 25, accusing them of raping a girl while she was alone in a cowshed. One of the accused is at large, according to the police.
The victim underwent medical checkup at Barabise Primary Hospital on December 25.
The victim accused all six of gang-raping her. Police said that investigation had revealed that the victim was raped repeatedly previous times by the same group.