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Niharika Rajput attempts self-immolation outside President’s office

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

Niharika Rajput attempts self-immolation outside President’s office

An unmarried mother Niharika Rajput, who has been demanding action against her rapist, tried to immolate herself by pouring petrol on herself outside the President’s office in Maharajgunj on Friday

An unmarried mother Niharika Rajput, who has been demanding action against her rapist, tried to immolate herself by pouring petrol on herself outside the President’s office in Maharajgunj on Friday.

In the meantime, police took her under control. She has been taken to a hospital.

DSP Angur GC of the Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj said that her condition is normal.

Rajput has been saying that Shivaraj Shrestha of Janapur had raped her by offering her food laced with sedatives when she was 17-year-old.

Sher had staged a hunger strike at Maitighar in Kathmandu a few months ago.

The government had signed a five-point agreement with her then.

The government officials had said that they would initiate the process to test the DNA of Shivaram Shrestha and Rajput’s son and also vowed to address all her demands.

Joint Secretary Shivaram Pokharel, Under Secretary Basanta Bhattarai, Niharaik Rajpur, Sabitri Subedi, Sunita Gautam and Logeshwori Kunwar had signed the agreement.

Rajput tried to kill herself today after the government did not implement the agreement signed with her.