Two gang raped in Siraha, police searching for accused

LAHAN, Nov 12: Siraha, the Tarai district in province 2 has reported a case of gang rape on a teenage girl and a 20-year-old woman on the night of Bhaitika last Friday.

The two of Laxmipur Patari rural municipality-2 were allegedly gang raped by a group of seven individuals at Lahan municipality-22.

Area Police Office, Lahan stated that the two were sent for a medical checkup at the local Ram Kumar Uma Prasad Hospital before being handed to their guardians.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajesh Thapa said all the accused have been absconding and police have launched a manhunt for them. A special police squad has been searching for them.

Among the accused, names of three have been ascertained and remaining four accused remain unidentified. According to the victims one Hari Chaudhary of Lahan invited them to his home, citing that he had his birthday party and they were raped once they reached his home, accepting the invitation.