The Udayapur District Court sentenced a 56-year-old man for raping his eight-year-old granddaughter.

A single bench of justice Madhav Silwal found the accused, a local of Triyuga Municipality-13, guilty of the crime and ordered him to jail for life on Wednesday, informed Dhan Bahadur Karki, court official at the Udayapur District Court.

The court added an additional four years of prison term to the life sentence and slapped a fine of Rs 40,000.

Similarly, the court also ordered the convict to deposit Rs 4,158 in the Victim Relief Fund established by the government.

The convict had raped his granddaughter when they were alone at home on July 27, 2020. After finding out about the incident, the family had filed a report with the police on August 25, 2020.

Immediately after the case was filed, police had arrested the culprit and he was placed in judicial custody for further investigation since September 18, 2020.