Sunday, June 29, 2014

CIB investigating sexual abuse of Balmandir girls (The Himalayan Times)

CIB investigating sexual abuse of Balmandir girls

Says it is gathering supportive documents

The Himalayan Times


KATHMANDU: The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal police has said it is collecting supportive documents in relation to an alleged sexual abuse case in Balmandir, a children’s home based in Kathmandu.

Following a complaint lodged by Action for Child Rights International-Nepal (ACRI-Nepal), an INGO, the apex investigating body of the law enforcement agency on June 17 had detained Rabin Shrestha, a previous employee of Balmandir, and Rabin Chalise, incumbent president of Balmandir Club, an NGO, on charge of sexually abusing three young girls of Balmandir. “We are collecting supportive documents. If they are found guilty, they will certainly face legal action,” said SP Suresh Bikram Shah of CIB said. “Investigation into the case is under way.” Kathmandu District Court has already remanded the duo to custody.

“As per the law, we can put the accused in custody for a maximum of 25 days. If they are found guilty in course of investigation, we will produce them before court within next 20 days,” added SP Shah, stopping short of giving further details on ongoing investigation.

According to ACRI-N, it had reported the case after receiving the ‘testimonies’ of three young girls, who were living in Balmandir, with allegations of repeated rape and abuse. Acting on the report, CIB had earlier arrested three main suspects for interrogation but had later released one.

For more on the scandal, see Pound Pup Legacy:

Nepal — Rabin Shrestha (alleged child rapist) & Action for Child Rights International

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