Incident Reports

Rape victim pressured to settle the incident of gang rape in Dhanusha


Madhes, Dhanusha, Sabaila, Ward 12

Police intervened and registered a case of attempted gang rape in Saptari. A 17-year-old girl was gang-raped in the Sabaila municipality. After the incident became public, some local leaders had put pressure on the victim’s side to settle the case in the village. According to the victim, three youths from Sabaila municipality-12, Raghunathpur, had taken a video after attempting to rape her on May 26. The victim’s side had lodged a complaint against 18-year-old Raju Paswan, 19-year-old Jitendra Paswan, and 20-year-old Ajit Paswan, on May 27 at the Area Police office, Sabaila. Police are searching for the absconded accused.

According to Suresh Yadav, acting chairman of Press Forum Province 2 and a resident of Sabaila, some local leaders had been pressuring the victim’s family to dismiss the case in the village. “I informed the police after I came to know that some local leaders had put pressure on the victims by forming a panchayat. After receiving the information, a police team reached the Panchayat and intervened. “

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
National/Online Media