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Supreme Court orders to send rape-accused judge Giri to prison

Supreme Court of Nepal
Supreme Court of Nepal (file photo)

Kathmandu, April 3: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered to send the suspended rape-accused district judge Bhuvan Giri to prison. The division bench of Justices Hari Prasad Phunyal and Til Prasad Shrestha on Wednesday reversed the orders of the District Court Kathmandu and High Court Patan rendering them void.

“The physical examination report of the victim showed ‘hymen old tear’ related to the reproductive organ. Before this case, the victim and the defendant were waging legal case of rape and divorce,” the order said, adding that it was not normal that the accused visited the victim at such time of dispute and legal case.

Based on these circumstances and evidences, it cannot be said that the defendant is not guilty now, the order added.

Earlier, District Court Kathmandu and High Court Patan had ordered the suspended judge Giri to be released on bail. After Giri’s wife filed a complaint stating that she had been raped, the police arrested the suspended judge Giri and carried out further investigation into it.

Giri was suspended after the District Attorney’s Office filed a case of marital rape against Giri.

Meanwhile, when the case was being heard in the court today, Giri’s wife consumed a suspicious thing in the courtroom. According to Supreme Court Co-spokesman Govinda Ghimire, she was taken to Bir hospital for treatment after consuming unwholesome substance. However, it was not clear what exact the intake was. #Nepal

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