The rape convict in police custody
The rape convict in police custody

Nepal court gives life imprisonment to rape convict for the first time

ANI | Updated: Dec 20, 2018 00:03 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], Dec 20 (ANI): In a first of its kind, the Kaski District Court here on Wednesday sentenced a rape convict with life imprisonment.
The court pronounced the sentence to 27-year-old rape convict Kusum Poudel on charges of raping and murdering a 10-year-old girl in Pokhara.
A single bench of Justice Yogendra Prasad Shah made the historic verdict that was filed by Nepal Police on October 8 in accordance with the Criminal Act 2017. Under Clause 41, the act clearly states that Poudel would now remain in prison for the rest of his life.
The girl's body was found few metres away from her maternal home on September 23 with injuries on her neck, head, and stomach.
On the very next day, the police arrested Poudel, who later confessed to his crime. He admitted that he had dragged the minor to a bush, raped her and strangled her to the death.
Poudel claimed that he was not in his senses as he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. (ANI)