Incident Reports

Makawanpur activist nabbed on rape charge


Makawanpur police on Sunday said they arrested a man for allegedly raping a differently-abled woman repeatedly. The District Police Office, Makawanpur, identified him as Ganesh Chandra Dawadi, a rights activist working for people with disabilities. According to police, he raped the 25-year-old woman at least twice – on February 29 and March 10 – after threatening her. However, he was arrested on Friday only, five days after an FIR was registered against him. The suspect is the Makawanpur district chairman and central regional coordinator of an NGO named, Apanga Sarokar Kendra. Meanwhile, the organization suspended him after the case was revealed. The Kendra’s secretary Jamuna Titung said that a central meeting of the organization suspended him. Dawadi is also a central member of the NGO Federation Nepal and the National Federation of the Disabled-Nepal.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Sexual Assault
Secondary Form Threat/intimidation
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations HRD
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Raped 1
Female Raped 1
Youth Raped 1
National/Online Media