Accused of Rape of a Minor Sentenced to 13 years Imprisonment

  March 1, 2023 By: INSEC

Manoj Bishwakarma, 30 years old, the resident of Shambhunath Municipality-12 Arnaha Chowk, Dakneshwari Municipality-8 Praha Ghar, and one of the accused of gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment on 27 February, after the court found him of guilty of rape.

District Judge Ramesh Prasad Gyawali’s bench passed the verdict and the sentence of 13 years, compensation of Rs. 1, 00,000, and victim relief fund deposit of Rs. 1,800, informed Bharatmani Pokharel, Information Officer.

The other accused, Kaila Bishwakarma, 21, of Pansera Khadak Municipality-4 and Bode Bersine Municipality-5 Bazar and Deepak Bishwakarma, 35, of Bode Bersine Municipality-5 Phulkahi Khamgada and Bode Bersine Municipality-5 Bazar are absconding. The court has adjourned the case.

The victim’s brother had filed a complaint, against the accused, at the District Police Office on 18 November 2020, on the charge of rape of a minor on 16 November 2020. According to the victim’s statement, the victim was dragged to a bamboo forest south of her house and was raped till she was unconscious. The accused fled from the scene immediately. Family members and villagers discovered the unconscious victim and admitted the unconscious victim to Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajviraj for treatment the same night.

According to the police, accused Manoj’s motorcycle S.3P 5659, victim’s shawl, and hair clips were discovered at the crime scene. The victim’s health was examined at the hospital in Rajviraj on 17 November, and the district police office registered a complaint of rape on 18 November.

The district court issued arrest warrants against the absconding accused on 24 December 2020. Among the accused, Manoj was arrested on 23 October 2021. The charge sheet against the arrested was filed in the District Court on 16 November 2021, Manoj has been detained at Rajviraj Jail on 17 January 2023.

Manohar Kumar Pokhrel