Man gets death penalty for rape, murder in Jagatsinghpur

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Jagatsinghpur: The Jagatsinghpur ADJ Court on Tuesday awarded death penalty to a man after convicting him for rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl in Gadaharishpur village under Ersama block of Jagatsinghpur district on March 21 in 2018.

The accused was identified as Kalia Manna alias Naba of the same village.

According to the case diary, when the minor girl had gone to a nearby cashew forest in the night to attend nature’s call, Manna forcibly took the minor girl into the bushes and outraged her modesty. Later, he brutally killed the girl and threw her body in the forest to destroy evidence.

Acting on a complaint lodged by the family members of the deceased, police had arrested Naba and forwarded him to court.

Pronouncing the verdict, the ADJ court in the district today awarded death sentence to Manna after finding him guilty.

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