A seven-year-old girl was raped by a bus conductor at Gumarchok of Shankarapur Municipality-12 on Tuesday, police said.
The girl had gone to the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley to picnic along with her family members.
The alleged rapist has been identified as 20-year-old Bharat Budhathoki. He hails from Chautara of Sindhupalchok, and was currently residing at Sankhu.
Budhathoki worked for the bus with registration number Ba 3 Kha 2908, which the picnickers had hired for the day, as driver’s assistant.
Police said Budhathoki took the victim to a jungle above Bajyayogini Temple for the crime at around 2 pm yesterday.
After the victims’ kin complained of the incident with police via phone at around 8 am last evening, police had arrested Budhathoki.