Cuttack: A POCSO court here today sentenced a man to 20 years of Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) after convicting him for raping a minor girl in 2015.
The court has imposed a penalty of Rs 10,000 on Rama Munda and ruled that the jail term may extend up to 1 more year in case of failure in payment of the fine amount.
As per case details, on March 19, 2015, the convict entered the house of the minor girl in CDA area, when her family members were not present and outraged her modesty.
Following a complaint in this regard, inspector of Mahila Police station, Barsha Mohanty, took up the investigation and managed to arrest the culprit.
Since then the culprit was in jail and after hearing to 10 witnesses and nine substantial pieces of evidence against him, the POCSO court today delivered the sentence.