Briefly World: 27 held in Nepal over sexual harassment and hooliganism

Nepalese police have arrested 27 persons on charges of sexual harassment and hooliganism

Published:August 15, 2013 1:34 am

27 held in Nepal over sexual harassment and hooliganism

Kathmandu: Nepalese police have arrested 27 persons on charges of sexual harassment and hooliganism. Three of the 27 people have been booked for harassment while the rest have been charged with hooliganism,said Purnachandra Joshi,Superintendent of Police at Siraha District Police Office. The three accused were allegedly involved in teasing girls from another village while they were at Saraswar temple to offer holy water last Monday. Clashes had erupted after the incident last week,following which the police clamped curfew in the area for two days from Friday. PTI

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