Bhubaneswar: A special POCSO court in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday sentenced a person to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping a minor girl in Niladri Vihar area in 2015.
The convict, identified as Sanjay Nayak, was also slapped with a fine of Rs 20,000 besides the jail term for the crime which he had committed in 2015. In the case of non-payment of fine, he will have to undergo additional imprisonment of six months, the court ruled.
According to police case (253/15), Nayak had raped a minor girl in Panda Park Basti at Niladri Vihar in 2015. Based on a complaint, a case was registered and the accused was arrested under Section 376 (2I), 307 of IPC and relevant Section of the POCSO Act.
The POCSO court today finished the final hearing in this case and sentenced Nayak to 10 years of RI along with a penalty.