Police have arrested a YouTuber named Arjun Shiwakoti on the charge of raping and molesting two minor girls for the past 14 months.
The 30-year-old runs a YouTube channel called ‘Making Nepal’. He was arrested from his rented room in Baniyatar a of Kathmandu for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl and molesting her younger sister for around 14 months.
The incident came to light after the family of the victims shared their plight on a television show stating that they and Shiwakoti used to live in the same house as tenants, and he had repeatedly raped the 14-year-old girl when she would be alone in her room.
Shiwakoti used threaten the minor girls saying that he would kill them and force their parents to commit suicide if they said anything to their parents about his abusive behavior.
According to the parents, the girls used to call the man ‘uncle’ and they used to treat him like a family member.
The girls remained silent for months out of fear while his heinous acts kept on increasing, which eventually led to health complications in the elder girl.
Even after being taken to various hospitals by her parents, doctors could not diagnose the 14-year-old’s problem.
Following months of trauma and suffering in silence, the girls finally gathered courage to share their pain with their mother.
Upon finding out that the girls had shared the incident with their parents, Shiwakoti tried to intimidate the parents saying he was a journalist and could influence the police administration in his favor.
Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Thapa, chief of Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Kathmandu, informed that the parents had filed an FIR against Shiwakoti and he has been placed in police custody for further investigation.