Shaman held for rape
BHAKTAPUR: The police here arrested a shaman for raping a 13-year-old girl who was attending her sick father while receiving service from him. The shaman arrested by the police is Hiramani Ghimire, 35, also known as guru Roshan originally hailing from Makwanpurgadhi rural municipality and currently living at Changunarayan municipality.
He had been running a shamanism centre at Lokanthali of Madhyapurthimi municipality in Bhaktapur. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rawati Raman Pokhrel, shared that investigation was begun by extending his detention from the court.
The preliminary investigation has shown that the girl was lured to enter a darkroom leaving the sick father ‘blindfolded for the treatment’ and raped there. The crime was committed two days back. As the daughter shared the plight with her father, the father lodged a complaint at the police office. She was conducted health test at Maternity Hospital, Thapathali, on the same day.
Absconding after the incident, the police continued the search since then and found him hiding in his relative’s home at Katunje of Kalika rural municipality-3 of Rasuwa district, the police added.