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40-Year-Old Man Gets 10 Years In Jail For Raping Minor Girl

A man aged 40, has finally been arrested for the rape of a minor girl in Odisha.

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40-Year-Old Man Gets 10 Years In Jail For Raping Minor Girl
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Baripada, Jun 18 (PTI) 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.


The judgement was based on the medical report and the statements of the girl and 16 witnesses.

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