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18 year imprisonment for raping daughter

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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KAVRE – A man has been slapped with an 18-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 200,000 on the charge of repeatedly raping his own daughter.

Kavre’s district court on Tuesday held Prakash Bahadur Karki, a resident of Panauti municipality-2, guilty of raping his 19-year-old daughter.

The punishment handed down by the district court’s judge Gopal Prasad Banstola is maximum in case of rape and incestuous relationship, said lawyer Swagat Nepal who had advocated on the victim’s behalf.

The victim, a ninth grader at a local school, is now living in the shelter run by a Kathmandu-based NGO.

The case came to light after Prakash’s daughter tried to commit suicide by consuming poison on August 15, alleging in a suicide note that her father had been raping her for nearly eight years.

In the same suicide note, the victim had also revealed that she was frequently raped by her grandfather, 72-year-old Indra Bahadur Karki, when she was 10-year-old. At that time, Prakash was working in Macau. He had started raping his daughter after returning home.

Three days after the victim’s attempted suicide, her grandfather committed suicide apparently to escape legal punishment and social embarrassment.

A week after Indra’s suicide, police arrested his son Prakash and produced him at the district court.

According to police, Prakash had started raping his daughter after learning that his wife was having an extra-marital affair. He had threatened his wife that he would expose her illicit relationship if she tried to protect her daughter.

The victim is the eldest daughter of Prakash’s second wife. He has seven daughters and one son from his two wives.

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3 Responses to “18 year imprisonment for raping daughter”

  1. Sakriya on Says:

    thats too lenient fine should be atleast 50 lakh and lifetime jail

  2. Kashish Das Shrestha on Says:

    Rape should carry life sentences.

  3. namah on Says:

    50 lifetimes and give all his wealth to his daughter

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