The district court Kailali has slapped 11 years jail term to Raghubir Singh Thagunna, 55, of Geta8 for raping a 13-year-old visually impaired girl.
A single bench of Justice Bishnu Subedi also gave order to pay Rs 75,000 to the victim as compensation.
The girl was a student of special education at the Panchodaya Secondary School in Dhangadhi Municipalilty-5. Principal Yadab Joshi of the school had filed a case against Thagunna at the district police office on June 15. Thagunna was arrested the same day and was charged with rape the next day by police. Medical check up of the victim was held at the Seti Zonal Hospital.
Thagunna had raped the girl after taking her from the school hostel to a hotel in Dhangadhi bazaar on June 1. The incident became public after the victim informed prinicipal Joshi about the incident on June 11.
Thagunna is held in the district jail Kailali.