Incident Reports

Siraha businessman arrested on charge of rape


Province 2, Siraha, Golbazar

Police arrested Siraha's businessman Mahesh Sah (Kokba) on the charge of a rape case. Accused Sah was arrested on June 24 after the victim lodged a complaint.

Mahesh Sah has been operating rice mills in Golbazar and Dhangadhimai municipalities. He came from a simple family and became rich in a short time. Leaders, MPs, ministers, and businessmen have been pressuring the Siraha police not to arrest him. According to the victim's family, the accused had pressured the victim to change her statement.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Sexual Assault
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Raped 1
Female Raped 1
Youth Raped n/a
National/Online Media