HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court today convicted Yadav Prasad Ghimire of rape.
Ghimire was earlier convicted by Kaski District Court, but was acquitted by Appellate Court, Pokhara.
Ghimre, a Nepal Telecom employee, has been slapped with a jail term of five years and was also ordered to pay a compensation of Rs 1.50 lakh to the victim, according to SC Spokesperson Baburam Dahal. The Office of the Attorney General had filed an appeal at the apex court on March 22, 2010.
A division bench of Justices Govind Kumar Upadhyay and Devendra Gopal Shrestha issued the order today, convicting the accused in a seven-year-old case.
The victim told THT that although it took seven years, justice has finally prevailed. “I made several trips to Pokhara and Kathmandu. I was confident that I would get justice from the Supreme Court, the temple of justice,” she said. She said she has been staying in Kathmandu for the last five months, awaiting justice.