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Death Penalty Awarded To Man Accused Of Raping, Murdering 3-Year-Old

Keonjhar: A special ADJ POCSO court here, today, awarded death sentence to a man accused of raping and murdering a three-year-old back in 2017.

The shocking incident had occurred on January 13, 2017, at Sasanga village under Champua Police limits of Keonjhar district.

The accused, Sunil Nayak had accosted the minor on finding her alone and brutally raped her. The minor had bled to death later due to her gruesome injuries.

Her parents had lodged a complaint the next day under IPC Sections 363, 376 Subsection 1(i) and 1(f), 302, 201 and 6 POCSO Act.

Today, a special ADJ POCSO court found the accused guilty on all accounts based on statements of 28 witnesses.

Reading out the verdict, Special PP POCSO Ganesh Chandra Mohapatra said, “Nayak was sentenced 7 years Rigorous Imprisonment and Rs 5000 fine read as 6 months under 363 and 201, life imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine read as one year of RI under 376 and 6 POCSO Act. The court awarded him with death sentence under Section 302 of IPC.”

Ganesh Chandra Mohapatra, Special PP POCSO

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