Mayurbhanj: The Mayurbhanj ADJ Court on Wednesday handed down death penalty to a man after convicting him for rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Mayurbhanj district on June 16 in 2018.
The accused was identified as Jaminikanta Mohanta (32) of Garudabasa village in Mayurbhanj district.
According to the case diary, Mohanta forcibly took the minor girl from the playground near her house on June 16 last year and outraged her modesty. Later, he brutally killed the girl and buried her body in the forest to destroy evidence.
A case was registered under Section 366, 32 (V) of the SC & ST Act and 302 of the IPC against him.
Pronouncing the verdict, the ADJ court today awarded death sentence to Mohanta after finding his guilty.