A local court in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Thursday sentenced a 35-year-old man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping a 14-year-old girl around five years ago.
Mayurbhanj District Special POCSO Court Judge Sumita Jena also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on convict Samray Hansda, said special public prosecutor Abhinna Kumar Pattnaik.
The court also directed Mayurbhanj District Legal Services Authority to pay Rs 4 lakh to the girl as compensation.
Hansda had raped the girl at Kochila village under Rasgovindpur police station area when she had gone to a pond to attend the call of nature on January 24, 2018.
Police registered a case under Section 4 of POCSO Act and 376 of IPC and arrested the accused. The judgment was based on the statement of the girl, 17 witnesses and the medical report, said Pattnaik.
-With PTI Input