A rape case has been filed against a pastor of Jayamasi Church based at Bhimdutta Municipality in Kanchanpur district.
The case was filed at the District Police Office Kanchanpur on Tuesday, alleging the 36-year-old Pastor Dipendra Pal of raping a 14-year-old girl.
The police earlier refused to register the case against the accused, citing lack of evidences.
However, the victim’s family finally succeeded in filing the case against the accused rapist with the support from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities.
Pal has been accused of raping the girl for the past one year, Police Inspector Karna Bahadur Bam says, pledging immediate arrest of the accused and further investigations into the case.