Angul: A special POCSO court here on Friday sentenced a 23-year-old youth to death after convicting him for rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Angul district on January 20.
The accused was identified as Anam Dehury, a resident of Kangula in the district.
According to the case diary, the accused forcibly took the minor girl from the roadside on July 20 and raped her. Later, he brutally killed the girl and dumped her body in a drain.
After committing the crime, the convict had fled to Kolkata in West Bengal. A special team of police arrested him from New Market area in Kolkata.
Pronouncing the verdict, the POCSO court today awarded death penalty to the accused.