Minor Girl’s Rapist Sentenced 20-Year Jail in Cuttack

Cuttack: The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court sentenced a man to 20 years imprisonment for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl in 2018 in Odisha’s Cuttack.

As per the reports, the POCSO court sentenced Sushant Behera of Banki Police limits to 20 years imprisonment. He also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000. The accused will have to spend one more year in jail if he fails to pay the fine. The court also directed the District Legal Services Authority to pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the victim.

The accused, identified as Sushant Behera had allegedly taken the minor girl from her mother and raped her. When the girl started crying, the accused said the victim’s mother that she was crying because she chewed a green chilli while taking a snack. After discovering that the minor was raped, the family filed a case against Behera at Banki police station.

Based on the complaint, the Police started to probe into the matter and arrested Sushant Behera. Later, the court convicted him based on the 14 pieces of evidence and the statement of 9 witnesses.

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