Odisha court sentences man to 10 years in jail for raping minor girl
A court in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district has sentenced a 26-year-old man to 10 years of imprisonment for raping a teenager in 2015.
The court on Thursday directed the State Legal Services Authority to pay Rs 3 lakh to the minor girl as compensation.
On June 5, 2015, the 15-year-old girl was returning home after a tuition class when Murmu forcibly took her to a forest and raped her.
The judgement was based on the girl's statement, medical reports and statements of 16 witnesses, the prosecution added.
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