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)