Khotang, 12th Februarty, 2015 : The District Court Khotang has sentenced Bhumiraj Rai and his second wife of Mauwabote VDC-6 of Khotang district to one year in prison along with a fine of Rs 10,000 each for committing polygamy.
Bhumiraj married for the second time while his first wife was serving a jail sentence for murdering Bhumiraj’s elder brother Dil Kumar Rai. Pramila Rai, Bhumiraj’s first wife filed a case against her husband from the jail itself after Bhumiraj brought home a second wife last year.
Dil Kumar Rai, who was accused to have attempted to rape his sister-in-law Pramila, died after Pramila and her relatives severely thrashed him. The Court issued an order to keep Pramila in the prison for investigation into the murder case.
Meanwhile, in the district, an 18-year-old boy was arrested on the charge of raping a 14-year-old girl. Udesh Rai, 18, of Buipa VDC-2 was arrested on the charge of raping a local girl.
Police arrested Rai following a complaint by the rape survivor.Â The girl was attending a wedding in her neighbourhood on Monday when the incident reportedly took place, said Sub-Inspector Yadav Gautam.
Source : RSS