The District Court of Saptari has ordered to sentence 65 years old Sigheshwor Pandey of Hanuman Nagar Kankalini Municipality-1 after finding him guilty on raping 14 years old girl. The court has also ordered to compensate Rs 30,000 to the victim.
A single bench of district court judge Harish Chandra Dhungana had given the verdict on February 19. The court has ordered to penalize Rs 500 to the victim’s father on charge of giving false statement in the court.
The victim was raped by an accused on June 4. She underwent health checkup at Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajbiraj on June 8. On a same day the complaint was lodged by the father at Area police office of Kanchanrup and police arrested the accused on June 10.
Manohar Kumar Pokhrel