Mahara Rape allegation: Accuser Roshani, her husband separate

Krishna Bahadur Mahara Rape Allegation

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Parliament staffer Roshani Shahi, who first accused Nepal Communist Party leader and Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara of sexually assaulting and raping her only to take her statement back later, has separated with her husband Chitra Jung Shahi.

Chitra, who was outside the valley when the rape allegation came–that apparently cost Mahara his position and political career, posted a signed agreement on his Facebook page on Thursday morning.

“We spent 28 years together amid several ups and downs. Differences and dissatisfactions seem part of life as time passes. We have happily decided to separate,” the agreement states.

Following the allegation, Mahara tendered his resignation to Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe on “moral ground” and to “felicitate a free and fair investigation into the incident” amid pressure from his party.