A court in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district sentenced a 67-year-old man to 10 years imprisonment for raping a minor girl five years ago. POCSO judge Sumita Jena on Friday also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Bhagamat Tudu, special public prosecutor Abhina Pattnaik said.
The court directed the State Legal Services Authority to pay Rs 3 lakh to the rape survivor as compensation. On September 20, 2017, the 10-year-old girl had gone to the forest for grazing of goats near her village in Bisoi block when Tudu raped her.
The judgement was based on the victim’s statement, medical report and statements of 14 witnesses, the prosecution added.