Incident Reports

Pharmacist accused of rape in Jhapa


Province 1, Jhapa, Gauriganj, Ward 3

A 40-year-old woman of Kadamgachhi of Gauriganj Rural Municipality -4 lodged an FIR on October 23 alleging that a 50-year-old pharmacy operator, Parshuram Tajpuriya, raped her on October 5 in Gauriganj Rural Municipality -3 where she had gone for ear treatment. She accused the operator of raping her by putting his hand into her genitals during a check-up.

The perpetrator was been denying the accusation, and discussion was also held in the ward office for reconciliation. The Gauriganj Area Police Office has taken the arrest warrant from the court and is conducting a search operation to arrest the perpetrator. According to the family of the victim, the victim is under pressure to withdraw the complaint by conciliating with the perpetrator.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Sexual Assault
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Raped 1
Female Raped 1
National/Online Media