Man gets 10 years imprisonment for raping minor

Berhampur: A man was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for ten years by a court for raping a minor girl in Odisha's Ganjam district.

Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Assistant Sessions Judge, Berhampur Khirod Kumar Das yesterday convicted Lingaraj Nayak of Nimakahandi village and fined him Rs 5000 or an additional six months RI for raping the 12-year-old girl about four years ago.

Altogether 14 witnesses deposed in the trial.

According to prosecution, Nayak raped the girl for five days after luring her from a folk dance programme at Nimakahandi village before she was rescued by the police.