Baripada, June 18: A court in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district sentenced a 40-year-old man to 10 years of imprisonment on Saturday for raping an eight-year-old girl. Baripada POCSO court judge Sumita Jena also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict, public prosecutor Abhinna Patnaik said.
The court directed the State Legal Services Authority to pay Rs 4 lakh to the rape survivor as compensation. On June 27, 2015, the girl was alone in her house in a village in Jharpokhria police station area when the convict forcibly took her to a nearby pond and raped her. Mumbai Rape Case: 2 Van Drivers Sentenced to 10 Years in Jail For Raping KG Girl in 2016.
The judgement was based on the medical report and the statements of the girl and 16 witnesses.
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