Odisha Man Gets 10 Years In Jail For Raping Minor

Jajpur: A rape accused was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by the District and Sessions Court of Jajpur on Thursday.

District and Sessions Judge Gyanendra Barik sentenced the accused Amaresh Panda from Jayasinguda area to 10-year rigorous imprisonment under Section 376 (2) and Section 511.

In 2015, a 13-year-old girl had gone to her neighbour’s house to watch TV in the evening. After a power cut during this time, Panda took the girl to second floor of the building which was under-construction and raped her, said lawyer Rajib Mohanty.

The minor narrated her ordeal to her parents on returning home following which a complaint was filed by the rape survivor’s mother at Dharmasala police station, Panda was arrested and forwarded to the court. A fine of Rs 20,000 was also imposed on Panda.

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