District Court Pronounces Eighteen Years and Six Months Sentence For Rape and Abetment of Suicide
On July 4, 2023, the District Court issued a verdict sentencing 19-year-old Bimlesh Mahara from Mirchaiya Municipality-2 to 18 years and six months of imprisonment after finding him guilty of raping a 14-year-old girl from Mirchaiya Municipality-1 and abetting her suicide. The ruling was delivered by District Court Judge Lilaraj Adhikari. Co-accused 24-year-old Satisas Kumar Safi from the same locality was acquitted.
The aggrieved party filed a complaint against the accused at the Mirchaiya Local Police Office on June 26, 2022. According to the victim’s family, the accused had raped the girl on the night of June 26. Upon learning of the incident, locals became aware, leading the accused to flee. Tragically, on the morning of June 27, the young girl took her own life by hanging herself with a shawl as a rope. The post-mortem examination was conducted on June 28 at the BP Institute in Dharan.
Satisas Kumar Safi was apprehended on June 28 by the Mirchaiya Area Police Office. He had remained in custody awaiting trial following the court’s order on July 12, 2022. Bimlesh Mahara appeared before the district court on August 24, 2022, and was taken into custody on the same day.
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