Bhawanipatna, Feb 12: A special POCSO court here on Tuesday awarded a 10-year imprisonment to a man after convicting him raping a minor girl in 2018.
The convict has been identified as Umakanta Gopal of titila village under Dharmagarh police limits in Kalahandi district.
The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 5000 on Gopal. He would undergo an additional jail-term of one year if he defaults on the fine, the court said.
The court awarded the jail term under section 376 (2) (F) of POCSO Act.