Incident Reports

Accused of sexual abuse arrested in Pokhara


Gandaki, Kaski, Pokhara Lekhnath

Police arrested Bishwaraj Bastola, a 33-year-old resident of Okhaledanda in Pokhara Metropolitan City-22 on July 9 on the charge of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. The victim's family lodged a complaint against the accused at the District Police Office, Kaski on July 7 alleging that the accused was abusing the victim at the school. The victim's parents took her to the hospital after she was found to have been not talking to anyone for some time. After the incident came to light, the accused was beaten by the family and the village on July 7.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Rape
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Students
Actor 2 - Youth youth