Police have arrested 33-year-old Ram Rai for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in Taplejung district.
Rai, a permanent resident of Hilihang rural municipality-7 in Panchthar district, was arrested from the district headquarters of Taplejung in Phungling on Thursday, Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyanendra Bahadur Basnet confirmed.
Rai is accused of impregnating the girl after raping her. It is said that Rai and the girl had rented separate rooms in a house in Phungling.
Police said further investigations are ongoing after the arrest of Rai.