Incident Reports

Teen found dead in Rautahat, rape-murder suspected


Madhes, Rautahat, Brindaban, Ward 4

13-year-old Sanja Kumari Sah of Brindaban Municipality-4 was found dead on Friday evening. It is suspected that she was murdered after rape. 

The girl had gone to a sugarcane farm owned by Hos Narayan Yadav to collect fodder.  The girl's clothes were stripped. 

The girl had marks on her neck, so murder is suspected.



Police arrested 45-year-old Chunu Shah Teli on the charge of being involved on the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Gadhimai Municipality-4 of Rautahat. According to the Police Teli killed the girl after she warned to tell others about the incident of rape. The accused is the father of the victim’s friend.

The body of a girl was found in a local sugarcane field on that evening of October 2. According to the police, the girl had left the house that morning to fetch grasses for her cattle. The girl was staying at her grandfather's house. While her parents lived in Gadhimai-1.

A similar incident happened in Bajura last month where a 12-year-old girl was raped and killed.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Murder/attempted Murder
Secondary Form Sexual Assault
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
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
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