KATHMANDU: Govinda Mainali, who has just arrived in Nepal after Japanese Court acquitted him of the murder charges of a Japanese woman after rape, has accused Japanese officials of ill-treating him while doing time in the jail.
Addressing a press meet in the Capital, Mainali said that he was badly treated while doing time in the jail in Japan. He also complained that Nepal paid no heed to his case while in the jail. He thanked all those who helped him to get an acquittal from the Japanese High Court, establishing that he was innocent.
Japanese High Court had landed Mainali in jail, where he served for 15 years, on the allegation of murdering a Japanese woman after rape in the month of March, 1997.
Mainali’s relatives had filed a writ petition in the Japanese High Court seeking a DNA test - which ultimately tested negative, establishing strong evidence that he was innocent. Based on this evidence, Japanese High Court acquitted him of the murder charges.
Mainali, permanent residnet of Ilam, had touched down at the Tribhuvan International Airport by a Thai Airways at 12:30 pm today with his wife and two daughters.