Guwahati: A juvenile has been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment on Monday for raping a 15-year-old girl in 2017 in Odisha’s Keonjhar district.
As per reports, the judgement has been passed by POCSO judge Subhashree Tripathi.
The convict has also been fined ? 5,000 for committing the crime on January 15, 2017.
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The court further directed the District Legal Services Authority to pay ? 4 lakh compensation to the rape survivor.
It may be mentioned that the girl was raped at a secluded place on the pretext of taking her to a local fest.
Although after the incident a compromise meeting was held, a police case was filed later.
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The juvenile will be lodged in a correctional home till he attained 21 years of age.
After he turns 21, he will be shifted to a regular jail.
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