Berhampur (Orissa): A teacher of an upper
primary school was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for
life for raping and murdering a girl student two years ago.
District and sessions judge M K Panda while convicting
the 58-year-old teacher, Santha Charan Patnaik, also fined him
Rs 10,000 fine for the rape and murder of the class VII
Patnaik was arrested on September 30, 2008, the day of
occurence from the school at Nimina under Polasara police
station in Ganjam district.
The body of 12-year-old girl was recovered by the
police from a lavatory. The post mortem report confirmed the
girl was raped and murdered.