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Two rapist fathers jailed for 19 years


Dadeldhura, 2 balatkaari buwa laai 19 barsha sajay. DADELDHURA, Feb 16: The Dadeldhura District Court on Sunday sentenced two rapist fathers to 19 years in jail. After a final hearing on two separate cases, Judge Dhruva Kumar Sah delivered the verdict convicting Rajanath, 32, from Ashigram VDC-6 and Bhim Kami, 40, from Jogbudha VDC-1 for raping their own minor daughters. The victim daughters, both of whom are 13 years old, had filed cases against their fathers accusing them of raping them time and again. According to the victims, they turned to the police for help after they could no longer bear with the sexual harassment meted out to them by their fathers. Inspector Keshav Bohara at the District Police Office said, both the victims had complained about the torture they underwent to the police. Investigation showed that Rajanath raped his daughter almost every day after the death of his wife while Kami raped his daughter while he was drunk. Both the perpetrators have confessed to their crimes with the police. In the last five months, eight different incidents of rape were reported in far-western region, including 2 in Dadeldhura, 2 in Baitadi, 1 in Achham and 1 in Bajhang districts. In most of the cases, the perpetrators were close relatives. Civil society leaders, who had been demanding maximum punishment for the rapists, expressed satisfaction after the court´s verdict.


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