Angul: The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Court here today awarded life imprisonment to a youth for raping and killing a minor girl in Angul on January 20, 2019.
The convict has been identified as Anam Dehury a resident of Kangula village in Angul.
Reportedly, the court pronounced the verdict and sentenced Dehury to life imprisonment under Sections 376(3),302,201 of the IPC, and Section 6 of the POCSO Act.
Earlier, the POCSO court had awarded death penalty on July 26, 2019. Following this, the accused moved the High Court on December 22, 2020. The high court again remanded the case to the lower court for reconsideration.
As per reports, the incident took place on January 20, 2019 while the minor girl was taking food for her father. In the meanwhile, Dehury raped her and then murdered her by smashing her face with a stone.