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Niharika inks deal with Govt. ends hunger strike

The Nepal Weekly
August 23, 2022

Niharika Rajput, known as the Kumari mother, has broken her fast-unto-death following a three-point deal reached with the government. 

The agreement was inked between Gobinda Prasad Rijal, Chief District Officer, Kathmandu and Rajput on Sunday night. Rajput, who was staging a hunger strike for the past 17 days, broke her strike in the presence of Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Gobinda Prasad Koirala. 

Government advocate on behalf of the writ petitioner would as per request of Rajput demand a DNA test in the case that is sub-judice in the High Court, Janakpur, as per the agreement. Rajput, a single mother, has long been protesting demanding justice for herself and her son. She has accused Shivaraj Shrestha of Janakpur of raping her when she was 17 years old. She gave birth to a son after becoming pregnant resulting from the physical relationship with the boy.

However, Shivaraj has denied the allegation, saying that they were together for a few month with the status of living together and also denied that the he is the father of the child. He has alleged that the Niharika has caused mental disturbances to him with his false accusation.