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Court reserves verdict on Kandhamal nun rape case

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Mar 4:

The district judge court, Cuttack, today completed the hearing in the Kandhamal nun gang rape case and kept its verdict reserved.

It may be recalled here that the nun was allegedly gang raped on August 25, 2008 at Kanjomendi near Baliguda in Kandhamal district.

Ten persons were arrested by the police in this connection. Out of them nine are out on bail while one Mitu Patnaik is still lodged in Choudwar jail.

A total of 29 witnesses from the prosecution side have been cross examined in the court. The court conducted cross examination and deposition of witnesses in 12 phases.

The hearing in the case was taken up by the district judge court, Cuttack following directions to this effect by the Supreme Court on January 6.