Guilty in child murder awarded 31 years in prison


The District Court Mahottari has sentenced two people convicted of murdering a child after abduction to 31 years in prison.

Pappu Yadav of Jaleshwor municipality-1 and Govinda Kumar Mishra, 20, of Jaleshwor municipality-6 are found guilty in the murder of 11-year-old Nishal Pandey alias Cute, son of Nabin Pandey of Maliwara village of Jaleshwor-12. The two murdered the child after kidnapping and buried the body near the Ratu River bridge at Jaleshwor-13 in the evening of January 14, 2016.

The court ordered each of them to serve 31 years in jail and paid a fine of around Rs 1.6 million, according to court registrar Ramananda Prasad Adhikari.

The third convict in the case, Shibam Chaudhary of Jaleshwor-2, has been awarded 11 years in prison along with a fine of around Rs 1.6 million. They abducted the child from a bus stop at Jaleshwor-12 and demanded a ransom of IR three million from his father. They suffocated him to death by squeezing his mouth and nose as the child started crying after knowing of his abduction.

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