Main accused in Durbar Marg rape case arrested


The main accused in the Durbar Marg rape case has been arrested. A team of the Metropolitan Police Range arrested Shailesh Karki, 22, from Durbar Marg, SSP of Kathmandu Police Bishwo Raj Pokharel told Setopati.
A woman had complained of gang rape by four men including Karki, her boyfriend, at Hotel Landmark in Durbar Marg on January 21. But the officers at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Durbar Marg facilitated a financial settlement instead of registering the complaint.
The settlement of the rape case was widely condemned once it came to the fore. Inspector at the Durbar Marg Circle Laxman Singh Thakuri and Sub Inspector Chandra Bhandari have since been suspended for facilitating a financial settlement for a grave crime like rape.
Incharge at Durbar Marg Circle DSP Tilak Bharati has also been transferred and is being investigated by the Nepal Police headquarters. Two staffers of Landmark have also been arrested for helping in the rape.
The four accused including the main accused Karki were absconding after the incident.

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