Date
26 May 2017
Police take away one of the two defendants (inset) after the fight in 2012, in which a teen was killed. Photos: HKEJ, Ming Pao Daily
Police take away one of the two defendants (inset) after the fight in 2012, in which a teen was killed. Photos: HKEJ, Ming Pao Daily

Nepali duo jailed 8 years for manslaughter of teen

Two Nepali men were sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for manslaughter by the High Court, Sing Tao Daily reported.

Magar Sagar, 23, a chef, and Gurung Roshan, 27, a bartender, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the manslaughter of Thapa Anup, 19.

The defense lawyer said the two defendants did not know Anup and felt guilty for their acts and sorry for his death.

The judge said it was a serious case and the defendants had to take the main responsibility for the incident that caused the death of the teenager.

On Sept. 23, 2012, two groups of Nepalis engaged in a fierce fight at a basketball court in Nam Pin Wai village in Yuen Long.

Anup was killed by a wound to his chest that cut through his right lung and aorta, although it was not inflicted by the weapons possessed by the two defendants.

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