Court Orders Life Imprisonment to the Guilty of Killing

  October 5, 2021 By: INSEC

Aakash Limbu, 30, also known as Pratap, a resident of Santhakra, Meringden Rural Municipality-2 has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the district court on October 4, 2021, for intentionally killing Khadka Bahadur Limbu, 50, of Santhakra, Meringden Rural Municipality-2 and illegally keeping arms. Aakash had killed Khadka on April 22, 2021.

A bench of Justice Prakash Raut sentenced Limbu to five years’ imprisonment in the arms and ammunition case. Nimachiring Sherpa, Bench Assistant of the court told INSEC that the court has also ordered the guilty to pay a compensation of NRs. 250,000 to the victim’s family.

Similarly, Kajiman Banem Limbu, also known as Kanchha Kaji, 36, of Maiwakhola Rural Municipality-1, Dhungesanghu has been sentenced to the term of two years and six months for being involved in the killing conspiracy. He has been ordered to deposit a fine of NRs. 25,000.

Sukhamaya Limbu, 49, wife of the deceased had lodged a complaint at the District Police Office on October 6. The accused duo was arrested a day before from their respective houses.

Police had filed a case against the accused Aakash and Kajiman in the district court on May 17. The accused in the incident were remanded in custody for trial by the order of the district court on May 18.

Khemraj Wanem, 59, also known as Jhiguti Jantare of Maiwakhola Rural Municipality-1 has been exonerated by the court on September 30. The accused Khemraj was released on a bail of NRs 50,000 by the district court on July 11.

The police concluded that Aakash (Pratap) had taken the pistol from Kajiman. Kajiman had also taken the pistol from Khemraj, informed DSP Balnarsingh Rana.

According to the police, the accused had been consuming alcohol and disturbing the locality and victim Limbu had repeatedly advised him not to do so.

Limbu, a teacher at Jalpadevi Primary School in Meringden Rural Municipality-2, Santhakra, was killed on April 22 and post-mortem was conducted at the District Hospital on April 23.

The victim’s body was received in Meringden Rural Municipality-2 on the same day for its final rites.

The Declaration on Human Rights Defenders 1998 has defined a teacher as a human rights defender.

Devraj Gurung