Berhampur: The district and sessions court here on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old man to 10-years imprisonment for the rape of a differently-abled minor girl.
The lower court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict, Narasingh Das. In case of failure in paying the fine, the convict will have to undergo additional imprisonment of six months, the court ruled.
According to the case details, the accused Narasingh had abducted the differently-abled minor girl from her village located under the jurisdiction of Golanthara police station on June 27, 2016, and outraged her modesty.
Subsequently, the victim’s family members lodged a complaint with the police. On the basis of the complaint, the police had arrested the accused and forwarded him to the court.
Additional District Judge Jagdish Prasad Mohanty pronounced the verdict after taking into consideration the statement of the victim, police records and medical reports.