Margh 14 Kathmandu- Three persons, including a hotel operator, have been arrested on charge of raping a woman living in Belbari of Morang at Shrestha Hotel and Family Hotel in Baliya of Sundaraharaicha Municipality-4. The arrested are Arjun Kumar Shrestha, 35, hotel manager of Morang Sundarharaicha Municipality-4, Suraj Shrestha, 25, of the same place and Ram Bahadur Nepali, 25, of Jhapa Mechinagar Municipality-3.
It has been revealed that the woman was returning home from Itahari at 5.30 pm when she was forced to take her to the hotel in a vehicle saying that she would take her home from near the Gachhiya river bridge. Police team deployed from Area Police Office Belbari and District Police Office Morang immediately arrested hotel operators Arjun Kumar Shrestha and Suraj Shrestha.
Sudhansu Darji alias Ram Bahadur Nepali, who was absconding after the incident, was found hiding in 12 houses in Suryodaya Municipality, Ilam on August 25. Police team deployed from Area Police Office, Belbari has arrested him. According to the Area Police Office, Belbari, legal action has been taken against the three in connection with the rape case.