A resident of Tinau Rural Municipality, Palpa has been charged with raping his sister for seven years. The man is currently working in Butwal.

The incident came to light after the woman filed a case of rape against her brother at Palpa District Court. She alleged that he started raping her when she was only seven years old.

The woman returned from foreign employment four years after the death of her parents. She said she had gathered the courage to seek justice after her parents died.

She added she did not share her ordeal with her parents thinking that it would invite trouble in the family.

She managed to escape from the clutches of her brother and went to Kathmandu, where she recovered from mental illness. She then went abroad for work and has now returned to seek justice.

The case was filed on December 8, according to court sources.