Accused Sentenced to Nine Year Imprisonment for Crime of Rape

  May 15, 2024 By: INSEC

The District Court sentenced a 14-year-old boy to nine years of imprisonment for raping a 14-year-old girl.

Registrar Khemkumari Basnet of the District Court informed that the bench of Judge Shubash Babu Puri on 13 May found the accused guilty and sentenced him to nine years imprisonment with an additional fine of Rs 350,000 and compensation of Rs 20,000.

The Court informed that the decision is made on the basis of the Sub-Article 3 of Article 36 in the Act Relating to Children (2018) stating, ‘If a child of fourteen years of age or above but below sixteen years of age commits an offense, the child shall be punished with half the punishment that is imposed on the person having attained majority pursuant to the prevailing law.’

A complaint was filed against the accused at the District Police Office on December 25, alleging that he had raped the victim on December 24, 2023. The police arrested the accused and prosecuted him, while the District Court subsequently handed him over to his parents on January 9.

The health examination of the victim was done on 25 December at Trishuli Hospital.

Nawadip Shrestha