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Tags: AS | Nepal | Rape | Allegation

Nepal's Parliamentary Speaker Accused of Rape

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 03:38 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The speaker of Nepal's parliament, one of the country's leading Communist Party leaders, is facing allegations that he raped a government worker at her home while he was intoxicated.

Krishna Bahadur Mahara's office has denied the allegation, saying it's a politically motivated character assassination attempt.

Police refused to comment, but news reports said the woman claimed Mahara entered her house Sunday night while her husband was away and assaulted her.

A statement issued by Mahara's office said the allegation was baseless and that he was at his official residence on Sunday evening.

Mahara was elected the speaker last year after the Communist Party of Nepal won a majority of the seats in parliamentary elections.

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The speaker of Nepal's parliament, one of the country's leading Communist Party leaders, is facing allegations that he raped a government worker at her home while he was intoxicated.Krishna Bahadur Mahara's office has denied the allegation, saying it's a politically...
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