Balasore: A local court has
sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment for seven years for
raping and torturing a girl about three years ago.
Pronouncing the judgment yesterday, Additional Sessions
Judge Debjani Das also imposed Rs 5,000 fine on the convict
Debasis Jena of Begunia village under Basta police station.
In case of non-payment of the fine amount, the convict
would have to undergo additional jail term for three months.
The court also awarded three years imprisonment and fine
of Rs 5000 to three friends of Debasis for help committing the
According to prosecution, on August 5, 2009 while the
girl was traveling by a bus Debasis and three of his friends
had told her that her father`s health condition turned serious
and she should immediately reach home.
Debasis took the girl in his motor-cycle and confined
her in a lonely place and raped her there.
The victim lodged a complaint with the local police
after she was rescued by some of her relatives.