Court Orders 11 Years’ Imprisonment to the Guilty of Rape

  October 4, 2021 By: INSEC

Lakpatarke Sherpa, 19, of Maiwakhola Rural Municipality-5, Fakumba has been sentenced to 11 years jail term by the District Court of Taplejung for raping an 18-year-old girl.

A bench of Judge Prakash Raut declared him guilty and passed the verdict on October 3, 2021. Bench Assistant Nimachiring Sherpa told INSEC that the convict has also been ordered to pay NRs. 200,000 as compensation to the victim and deposit NRs 1,800 to the victim relief fund.

The victim’s mother had lodged a complaint at the District Police Office on March 22, 2020, alleging Sherpa of raping the victim on August 14, 2019. Based on the complaint filed by the victim, the accused was arrested by the police on March 26 and a case was registered in the district court on April 10.

The accused was remanded in custody by the district court on April 10. The girl was examined at the District Hospital on March 22.

Devraj Gurung