Pocso court awards life term to 75-year-old for raping minor girl

15/01/2020 at 8:43 AM

Nayagarh, Jan15: A special court dealing with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) sentenced an elderly man to life imprisonment for raping a minor, said Nayagarh police on Wednesday.

Hearing a 2017 sexual assault case, the court on Tuesday convicted 75-year-old Shyama Sundar Swain on charges of rape and awarded life term.

The incident was reported on July 13, 2017 in Nayagarh district following which police had arrested the convict.

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