Accused Sentenced to Three Years Imprisonment for Sexually Abusing a Minor

  June 7, 2024 By: INSEC

The District Court sentenced 62-year-old Dendu Sherpa of Khijidemba Rural Municipality-8 to three years imprisonment for sexually abusing a 13-year-old minor.

Pramod Rijal, Information Officer of the Court said that the bench of Giriraj Gautam on 4 June found the accused guilty and sentenced him with the following verdict. Additionally, the court also imposed the accused with a fine of Rs 30,000 and Rs 1,00,000 as compensation.

The aggrieved party filed a complaint against the accused at the District Police Office on 1 March alleging that the accused had raped the victim on 25 February. Police subsequently arrested the accused on 1 March and a rape case was registered at the District Court on 19 March. The accused was sent for pre-trial detention on 20 March. 

The health examination of the victim was done on 1 March at the District Hospital.

Saraswati Baniya