Nepal’s former speaker arrested over alleged staff rape

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Police in Nepal have arrested the former speaker of parliament, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, after a female member of staff accused him of rape.

The arrest came after a court in the capital Kathmandu issued a warrant against Mr Mahara, who resigned from his post on Tuesday.

The former Maoist rebel denies the rape allegations.

The woman accused him of drunkenly assaulting her at her apartment the previous Sunday.

She said the politician arrived intoxicated at her home before assaulting her, according to Reuters.

“I had not thought it would come to this. He forced himself (on me)… he left after I said I will call the police,” she said in an interview on local media cited by the news agency.

Peoples Time/jj

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