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Nepal apex court jails two for 10 years in centenarian’s rape


Kathmandu: Nepal Supreme Court has upheld 10 years jail term and fine of Rs 50,000 given to two convicts for raping a 102-year-old woman six years ago. The incident had taken place in country’s Dhading district, 75 kms west from here. Ram Bahadur Damai and Kumbha Bahadur Sunar were handed down the sentence by Dhading district court around three years ago over the victim’s complaint with the police.

The Supreme Court yesterday endorsed the verdict of the district court and upheld the judgement, rejecting the appeal of Kumbha for nullifying the charges. The victim, in her complaint, had accused the duo of sexually assaulting her after consuming alcohol.

According to the victim, the convicts had barged into her house located in Dhading district at night and raped her.