Odisha: Man Gets 10-Yr Jail In 2015 Minor Girl Rape Case

Keonjhar: The Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court today awarded 10 years of Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) to a man for raping a minor girl in Telkoi police station area of Keonjhar district about seven years ago.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on convict Purna Mahanta for the crime. He will have to spend one year more in jail, if fails to pay the penalty.

In 2015, Purna was arrested and later produced before court on charges of raping a minor girl in Telkoi police station area.

Today, the ADJ pronounced the judgement under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)Act. The court also asked the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to provide Rs 4 lakh compensation to the girl’s family.

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