Jagatsinghpur: A man was awarded the death sentence by the Jagatsinghpur POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Court here today for raping a minor on March 21 last year in Gadaharishpur village under Ersama police station in Jagatsinghpur district.
The special judge of POCSO court pronounced the judgement and awarded death penalty to convicted Kalia Manna alias Laba. As many as 25 witnesses were examined.
As per reports, on March 21 last year, Laba had lured the girl on pretext of giving her a chocolate and took her to a cashew field where he raped her and later killed her.
Acting on a complaint lodged by the family members of the victim girl, police had arrested Laba.