Bishal Gurung, 23, a waiter from Esher in Surrey, was attacked at Victoria Embankment, central London, last year. His decomposed body was recovered two weeks later from the river.
Rocky Gurung and Kemik Thakali, both 21 and from Morden, Surrey, have been sentenced a three-year jail-term each for Bishal’s manslaughter, at the Old Bailey.
Their accomplice Missan Gurung, 23, from Abbey Wood, south-east London, has been jailed for nine months for violent disorder.
The court heard Bishal had been celebrating Nepalese New Year with friends at the moored Yacht Club boat on 13 April 2008. After he left the party he was chased and attacked by the trio, who mistakenly believed he had assaulted one of their friends.
Bishal’s body was recovered from the Thames two weeks later. A post-mortem examination found that he died from immersion in water. Rocky Gurung has also been sentenced to one year in prison for violent disorder, to run concurrently with his three-year. nepalnews.com