Nepal hotelier arrested for raping American tourist
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 22:27
Kathmandu: A hotelier was arrested for allegedly raping an American woman in his hotel near Kathmandu's tourist hub of Thamel, police said today.

Kamal Kusma (29), who hails from Bardia district in western Nepal, was arrested for sexually assaulting and raping the American tourist, they said.

According to the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Circle, Kusma made the woman drink alcohol and locked her up in a room before physically assaulting her.

Police has filed a case of rape against Kusma and he is being kept in judicial remand.

The incident comes at a time when Nepal is observing Nepal Tourism Year with a view to attract one million tourists.

Thamel is under regular scrutiny of police as criminal activities and commercial sex are believed to be thriving in the area under the cover of tourism business.


First Published: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 22:27

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