Accused Sentenced to 18 years Imprisonment for Crime of Statutory Rape

  May 31, 2024 By: INSEC

The District Court on 29 May sentenced 37-year-old Sambhulal Tamang, also known as Somlal of Gajuri Rural Municipality-4 to 18 years imprisonment for raping a 13-year-old minor.

Madhav Bhandari, the Registrar of the District Court, stated that the bench of Gita Shrestha decided to impose a fine of Rs 5,00,000 on the accused along with the imprisonment. Additionally, Rs 30,0000 out of the compensation will be given to the victim.

A complaint regarding the case was filed on 25 June, 2023 at Area Police Office, Gajuri alleging that the accused had raped the victim on 18 June. The accused was subsequently arrested on 24 June.

The health examination of the victim was done on 25 June at Dhading Hospital. The accused was sent for pre-trial detention  by the District Court on 18 July.

Sitaram Adhikari