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Rape convict awarded 10-year imprisonment in Jajpur

3/12/2021 at 7:13 PM

Jajpur, Dec 3: A rape convict of Jajpur has been awarded ten-year imprisonment and a cash fine of Rs one lakh on Friday.

District Sessions Judge has sentenced the final judgment in this connection based on the statements of as many as 12 witnesses.  

Besides, the District Sessions Judge has asked the District Legal Aid Authorities to provide an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the victim.

The convict has been identified to be a driver who had raped a minor girl in 2016 while he was dropping a minor girl at her home in his vehicle.

The Sessions Judge has issued orders for additional one-year imprisonment in case of noncompliance with the cash fine.

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