A court in Odisha’s Keonjhar district sentenced a juvenile to 10 years of imprisonment on Monday for raping a 15-year-old girl.
POCSO judge Subhashree Tripathi also slapped a fine of ₹ 5,000 on the convict for committing the crime on January 15, 2017.
The special court also directed the District Legal Services Authority to pay ₹ 4 lakh to the rape survivor as compensation.
The teenager was raped by the accused at a secluded place under the Bamebari police station area on the pretext of taking her to a local fest. A compromise meeting was arranged, but a police case was filed ultimately.
The court directed that the juvenile would be in the correctional home till he attained 21 years of age and shifted to a regular jail then, the special public prosecutor said.