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Two get 20 years jail for rape in Odisha

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Balasore: A local court in Odisha today sentenced two persons to 20 years in jail for rape.

Balasore Additional Sessions Judge-II Debasish Rout sentenced two persons-Manoj Singh (20) and Devender Singh (24) of Chalanapal Kantabania village under Nilgiri police limits each to 20 years imprisonment.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on each of them in addition to the term in prison. On non-realization of fine each of them have to undergo additional imprisonment of three months, the court said in its order.

The court pronounced the sentence after examining 13 witnesses and relevant evidence.

According to the case records, the duo had raped a 35-year-old woman of Nilgiri area on February 25, 2017.

The convicted persons had raped the woman in turns after dragging her to a nearby field while she was returning home from a Shiva temple at 4 am with her sister after offering puja on Shiva Ratri.

The police had arrested the duo after an FIR was lodged at the Nilgiri police station by the victim on February 25, 2017.

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