Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Parlakhemundi, Jan 14:
A local court in Odisha on Wednesday sentenced a man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping a minor.
Pronouncing the quantum of punishment, a district and sessions court in Gajapati district found the accused guilty and awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment to Bhima Pradhan accused of raping and threatening to kill a minor.
The Gajapati district and sessions court judge Gokul Chandra Patnaik delivered the verdict and convicted the accused Bhima Pradhan.
Patnaik also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on him failing which the imprisonment will be extended by one more year.
It may be recalled that Bhima had raped the minor girl and threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incident. The incident had occurred on June 28, 2013 in Sikulipadar under Mohana police station limits in the district when the vicitim had gone to collect firewood in the forest.