Berhampur, Nov 25 (LocalWire): A court here today awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment to a 30-year-old man for kidnapping and raping a minor three years ago.
The special judge of POCSO court, Jagadish Prasad Mohanty, also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict. The convict would invite an additional jail term of six months if he fails to deposit the fine, said public prosecutor, Narayan Panda.
Accused Narasingh Das had kidnapped the 12-year-old girl from her village under Ganjam district’s Golanthara police station limits and raped her in 2016. He was arrested by the police the next day following an FIR.
Based on the medical report and after 17 witnesses deposed in the case, the POCSO court convicted and sentenced the accused, Panda said. The court also directed the district legal aid authority to provide Rs 3 lakh assistance to the victim.