Court awards 7-yr jail term to man for sexually abusing minor girl


Balasore: Baleswar Court of District and Sessions Judge here sentenced a 26-year-old man to seven years in prison on charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl hearing a case of 2016.

According to the prosecution, Ashok Kumar Das (26) of Renupada village under Basta police station had lured a minor girl of the same village to a secluded place and had sexually assaulted her on November 25, 2016.

The victim later narrated the ordeal before her family and a complaint was lodged by one of the girl’s relative with police, following which the accused was arrested.

Additional district session judge, Ajanta Sadangi, while pronouncing the judgment yesterday, awarded 7 years rigorous imprisonment to the accused and slapped a fine of Rs 5,000.

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