In the severest punishment of its kind in the country's history, a Nepali man has been sentenced to 170 years in prison for trafficking six girls to Indian brothels.
Bajir Singh Tamang, 37, was sentenced by the district court of Sindhupalchowk on Wednesday. He was also fined a sum of NRs 13 lakh (Rs. 8.12 lakh).
The accused, who allegedly owns a brothel in Agra, was also asked to pay fines of NRs 150,000 (Rs. 94,000) to each girl.
Nepal Police had arrested Tamang one-and-a-half years ago after the six girls who managed to escape from the brothels in Agra reached home and lodged separate cases.
Justice Ananta Raj Dumre maintained that the sentence could be extended further if any more girls sold by Tamang files cases against him.