Court Declares Eight Years’ Imprisonment to Guilty of Rape

  February 23, 2021 By: INSEC

A 16-year-old boy of Sarada Municipality-15 has been sentenced to eight years’ jail term for raping a 14-year-old girl.

A bench of District Court Judge Kul Prasad Pandey sentenced the boy to 12 years imprisonment on February 21 but it was later reduced to eight years since he was a minor, informed Judge Hemant Gyawali.

According to District Attorney Bhimsen Kafle, the accused was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment as per sub-section 4 of section 34 of the Children’s Act 2075 BS as he was a minor the sentence was reduced to eight years in prison.

The victim was raped on January 26, 2020, and the complaint was filed on March 3, 2020, at the District Police Office, Salyan.

According to Inspector Laxman Oli of the District Police Office, Salyan, the accused was sent to Nepalgunj Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre by court order on February 21.

Meena Budhathoki