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14-year jail terms to two rapists in Odisha


Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 :

The Nabrangpur district court handed down 14-year jail terms to two people for raping a women about two-and-a-half years ago, a local lawyer said on Tuesday.

The District and Sessions Judge K.D.R. Dora, Nabrangpur, also ordered offenders Haladhar Mali and Purna Dharua to pay a fine of Rs.10,000 each or face two more years in jail.

The judgment was announced on Monday, a prosecution lawyer said.

According to him, Mali and Dharua attacked the woman when she was returning alone from a festival in the Jharigaon area of the district, and raped her July 3, 2011 in a forested area.

The offenders then fled the spot leaving the victim in a state of shock. A police patrol party heard her screams and took her to a hospital. Based on her complaint, police arrested the offenders and filed chargesheet against them.

(With IANS  inputs)


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