Minor’s gang rape in Jaleswar: 20-year jail for two

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Balasore: A special POCSO court here on Thursday sentenced two persons to 20 years imprisonment in connection with a gang rape case in Balasore district in 2016.

District and sessions judge or POCSO court judge Ajanta Sarangi found Sanatan Mandal (24) alias Dhulia and Bikram Majhi guilty of gang-raping the minor girl and handed down the punishment.

The 14-year-old girl, who hails from Chakarada area in Jaleswar police limts, in her complaint had stated that she was sexually assaulted twice by the accused duo who hails from the same locality.

Based on the complaint, a case was registered and the accused were arrested. Pronouncing verdict in the case, special POCSO judge Sarangi handed down 20-year jail term to each convict.

Special public prosecutor Pranab Kumar Panda presented the case on behalf of the government.

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