A court in Odisha’s Ganjam district sentenced a 35-year-old man to 20 years of imprisonment on Tuesday for raping a 14-year-old girl over three years ago.
Berhampur Pocso court judge Ganeshwar Pati also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on Brundaban Naik, said special public prosecutor Mohan Singari.
The court awarded Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the rape survivor.
On May 13, 2019, Naik had sexually assaulted the teenager after he saw her bathing in a water body on the outskirts of her village in Purushottampur police station area.
The court declared its judgement was based on the medical report and the statements of 12 witnesses.
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