Kathmandu, Oct. 6 -- Police on Sunday evening arrested Krishna Bahadur Mahara who resigned as Speaker of Nepal's Parliament last week for allegedly raping a female staff member.

Police arrived at the Speaker's official residence in several pickup vans and took him into custody to investigate the case. The arrest has also effectively removed Mahara from his position as Member of Parliament for the ruling Nepal Communist Party from Rolpa district.

Mahara reportedly refused to ride in the police van, and a private car entered his official residence to take him away. He is being detained at the Singha Durbar police station.

The Parliament staffer had called police from her residence, saying she had been raped by Mahara on 29 September. Al...