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Odisha HC acquits man in Sukinda child sacrifice case

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Cuttack, Nov 20:

Odisha High Court has acquitted the man who had been awarded death sentence by a lower court in the child sacrifice case in Sukinda, Jajpur district.

High Court of Odisha

The top court of the state acquitted the accused of killing the minor boy due to lack of evidence.

The court acquitted the 30 year –old Pitambar Gaipai of all charges due to lack of proper evidence.

Pitambar had been accused of sacrificing 8 year-old Shrikant Bag, during the intervening night of February 11 and 12 in 2010.

Gaipai was convicted and awarded the death sentence by the Jajpur District and Sessions Court on August 4 this year.

He had moved the Odisha High Court challenging the lower court order.