A woman was reportedly gang-raped inside a truck by three men at Haripur-1, the western part of Sunsari district on Monday night.
A woman who caught a truck bound for Koshi Barrage from Rupani, Saptari was forcefully taken to the village by the truck driver, co-driver and the assistant, the police said.
Police have arrested Ram Yadav, 30, Chandar Dev Yadav, 19, and Saroj Kumar Yadav, 18, of Banigamakatti-4, Saptari for their involvement in the crime.
They were caught red-handed by the Armed Police Force (APF) men. The girl was rescued and was handed to her family.
The APF personnel deployed in the Haripur post came to know about the incident after the victim upon seeing the APF patrol team cried for help, according to APF Assistant Sub Inspector Narayan Subedi. The accused have been handed to the District Police Office Sunsari.
Meanwhile, the body of a youth was found floating on water in a canal in Khanar, Sunsari this morning. The locals saw the body and informed the police.
The dead with black trousers and white-black stripped vest is around 35 years of age. He has injuries in his face and he is yet to be identified, police said. The body has been sent to the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan for post-mortem.