GAIGHAT, Oct 3: The District Court, Udayapur on Tuesday has sentenced a 10.5-year jail sentence to five persons for their involvement in raping a 14-year girl of Katari municipality-4, Udayapur en masse.
A single bench of district judge Tejendra Prasad Sharma issued the verdict sending five rapists to jail and recovering compensation of Rs 200,000 from them.
Four among the punished have the age in between 15-18. Preparation is being made to send an under aged (below 16) to correction centre and others to jail.
It may be noted that the five adolescents had raped the 14-year-old girl at sports ground in Katari last year.
Acting on a complaint lodged by the parents of the victim girl, the police had arrested four persons on September 2 and proceeded with the rape case. One among the five is still at large. RSS