17-year old sentenced to 6 years and 8 months for rape

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UDAYAPUR: The District Court, Udayapur today sentenced a teenager to six years and eight months in prison in connection to rape of an adolescent girl.

The single bench of District Judge Deepak Khanal convicted the juvenile of raping a 17-year-old girl and sentenced the imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs  10,000 as a compensation for the victim’s family.

According to registrar at the court, Raj Kumar Acharya, the convicted boy will not be lodged in prison as he is a minor but will be kept in the correctional home till he attains the age 19, and then will be transferred to prison. He informed that the 10-year imprisonment term was dropped to six years and eight months.

The new penal code envisions sending the persons below the age of 18 to child correctional homes, and deducting the imprisonment term by one-third part.

The convict had kidnapped the girl and repeatedly raped her for three days, on November 8, 2018. Police arrested him after the girl narrated her ordeal to her family members who filed an FIR with Udayapur District Police Office, on November 10.

Earlier, the same court, on December 6, 2018, had ordered to send the arrestee to a juvenile home for the prosecution.