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A court in Odisha’s Ganjam district gave an important decision
Strict punishment given to the guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl
The guilty person was sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment

Behrampur (Odisha). A court in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Tuesday sentenced a man convicted for raping a 10-year-old girl three years ago to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment. Special POCSO court judge Ganeshwar Pati sentenced Prahlad Behera (53), a farmer by profession, to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for rape and also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000.

Special Public Prosecutor Mohan Singari said the court directed the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victim. The court gave this verdict after the statements of 12 witnesses, including the victim and the doctor, including policemen and others. The incident is of September 13, 2019 when the guilty farmer took the girl playing in Behera street with him out of the village and raped her. After this the victim went home and narrated her past, then her father lodged an FIR in the police station on September 24, 2019.

The police arrested the accused the very next day after registering a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Tags: minor girl rape case, Odisha, Posco act

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