Police have arrested an 11-year-old boy on charge of rape in Kanepokhari Rural Municipality of Morang district.
According to Janardan GC, Chief Superintendent of Police, District Police Office, Morang, the boy was taken under control on Saturday on the charge of raping a 6-year-old girl in Kanepokhari Rural Municipality-5.
He said that the boy took the minor girl to a neighbour's house while playing and raped her. Police have taken the boy under control on Saturday evening.
According to GC, the victim had informed her parents about the incident. Police are conducting further investigations into the incident, said GC. He informed that the child will be kept in the juvenile correctional facility for investigation.
Both the victim and the perpetrator have been admitted to Koshi Hospital in Biratnagar for treatment and medical examination. Even if children under the age of 10 involved in crime are not allowed to take legal action, those above 10 years of age will be prosecuted according to the law.