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Odisha man sentenced to 20 years jail for raping minor sister

The man was convicted a year and a half after he was accused of the crime.

Odisha man sentenced to 20 years jail for raping minor sister
Patna, India - Dec. 16, 2019: Various women’s organisations demonstrate against increasing crimes against women and incidences of rape in the country, at Kargil Chowk in Patna, Bihar India, on Monday, December 16, 2019. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

A designated POCSO court in Malkangiri district of Odisha sentenced a man to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping and impregnating his minor sister.

Additional session judge and judge of designated Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court, Mahalat Sa convicted the man more than a year and a half after he was accused of the crime. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 40,000 on the man and ordered 2 additional years of imprisonment in the event of non-payment of penalty.

The minor survivor gave birth to a girl child in a shelter home.

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