Five teens sentenced to prison for gang-raping girl in Udayapur; one at large

GAIGHAT: The Udayapur District Court on Tuesday sentenced four teenagers to 10 years and four months in prison and handed one under 15 to seven years in prison for gang-raping a 14-year-old girl of Katari Municipality-4 in Udayapur last year. Another convict involved in the crime is still at large.

The court had found six teenagers guilty of gang-raping the 14-year-old girl at the sports ground in Katari on September 1, last year.

A single bench of district judge Tejendra Prasad Sharma issued the verdict sentencing the rapists and recovering compensation of Rs 200,000 from them.

The age of the convicts range from 15 to 18 years. Preparation is being made to send the perpetrators to a correction facility, according to Nayab Subba of the court. The convicts will be moved to prison to serve rest of their jail term on reaching legal age.

Acting on a complaint lodged by the parents of the victim girl on the day following the incident, the police had arrested five persons on September 2 and proceeded with the rape case.